That’s firing up enthusiasts who want Dell to sell systems preloaded with software such as Ubuntu, the version of Linux he’s using at home.
Given the flap over what’s a Vista capable PC, it’s also interesting to see how Dell has configured his four other personal systems — which are all running Vista Ultimate.
They all have Intel dual-core chips and tons of RAM. One is a “mobile gaming” laptop with Vista Ultimate and 4 gigabytes of RAM and a GeForce 7900 graphics card. Another is a high-end 710 desktop with 4 gigs of RAM and dual GeForce 8800 graphics cards. (The Ubuntu laptop is also dual-core with 4 gigs, by the way).
At work Dell uses a Xeon-based workstation.
The most surprising system is the work laptop he travels with — it’s also a Core Duo system running Vista Ultimate, but it only has 1.5 gigs of RAM and integrated Intel graphics.