Computing

Who Will Buy An Ubuntu Ultrabook?

Dell has announced that it’s planning to bring Ubuntu to the masses. Within a few months, Dell’s XPS 13 will be available with an install of Ubuntu direct from the company. But who’s going to buy one?

I should point out that, until recently, I was an enthusiastic Ubuntu user myself — but eventually, I got bored of having to spend so much time making everything work nicely. By contrast, OS X or Windows just… work.

My concern with Dell’s move is that, by and large, people who want an ultrabook probably don’t overlap much in the Venn diagram of computing with those who use Ubuntu. But then, maybe I’m wrong. Would you buy an Ubuntu ultrabook? And if not, who will? [Dell]

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