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One of the directors of George Barton called Dell has announced an interesting initiative called Project Sputnik which aims to provide a portable Open Source developers completely tailored to your needs.
manager explained that through a program of domestic investment has been made to give Dell the first major step in this project, with a laptop based on the Dell XPS 13 and Ubuntu 4.12 LTS .
The idea came
Stephen O’Grady Redmonk company, which proposed to Dell just spend some of their resources to provide a portable machine that would be especially interesting for developers, and WIN the launch of the XPS 13 -a ultrabook with remarkable characteristics-made combination with the latest version of Ubuntu was a great way to make the project crystallized.
Project has made available to users with an installation image that is specifically prepared for these Dell XPS 13 and includes drivers and patches for the hardware to function to their full potential , a based tools offer widespread among programmers, and, soon, a software management tool that allows you to go to different profiles to use GitHub developer.
seen in the hardware support had some problems to solve, for example by pressing WiFi or support multitouch on the touchpad of the team, and are still working on some of them, and indeed it are doing with their own Canonical , which this project has found very interesting, and manufacturers involved in components such as the touchpad.
The project has an initial term estimated 6 months, but if successful things could definitely take off from there to make these teams Dell’s the perfect companion for developers Open Source . An interesting initiative and hopefully succeed, but Dell has already given us some other lime and sand in the past.
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