Dell goes for latest Ubuntu Linux: Hardy Heron

Latest Ubuntu version will be available on select consumer models.

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Dell is taking its Ubuntu Linux investment a step further by announcing plans to release the latest version of Ubuntu, Hardy Heron , on select Dell consumer systems. The open-source operating system will show up on XPS M1330N, Inspiron 1525N, and Inspiron 530N models for customers in the U.S., France, Germany, Spain, Canada, the United Kingdom, and some Latin American countries.

In early August, the company will also add the XPS M1530n and Studio 15n to the Hardy Heron-enabled lineup, according to Dell's Direct2DellBlog.

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