Today at the Ubuntu Cloud Summit here in Oakland I grabbed sometime with Redmonk analyst Stephen O’Grady. It was Stephen who originally brought up the idea of creating a Dell laptop running Ubuntu targeted at developers.
I talked to Stephen about how he would characterize today’s world of developers and what he feels project Sputnik needs to deliver on to be successful.
Updated March 22
- Stephen’s post on Sputnik a few days after the interview: Why a developer laptop?
- The Register: Dell puts Sputnik open-source laptop on launch pad
- Engadget: Project Sputnik: Dell’s Ubuntu-based XPS13 laptop for developers
- WSJ: Dude, Dell’s Building an Open Source Laptop
- The Verge: Dell’s Project Sputnik pairs Ubuntu with the XPS 13 to help create a developer’s dream
- Ars Technica: New Dell Ubuntu ultrabooks a step in the right direction for Linux support
Pau for now…