Installing Debian 8 on a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition

Over the break, Eric Mill put together great step-by-step instructions showing how to install Debian 8 (Jessie) on a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition.  Eric also had some great things to say about the laptop and program themselves:

Dell calls their program Project Sputnik, and it is managed by a friendly team of Linux engineers inside Dell who partner with Ubuntu to ensure that your computer will Just Work with Linux.

The Dell XPS is also used by multiple Debian team members, so your pain points will be theirs, and they’re likely to quickly fix things.

Supporting Dell’s program is a wonderful thing to do, and it’s also just a great goddamned laptop.

Check out Eric’s Instructions and away you go!  Installing Debian 8 on a Dell XPS

Pau for now…

2 Responses to Installing Debian 8 on a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition

  1. C. F. Howlett says:

    Very helpful link, Barton. Printed to PDF and saved to my archive.

    On a related note, still awaiting the refresh to the Sputnik and still hoping for official support granted to the Precision M3800. On the former, you have provided more than a few “Soon!” type comments.

    [drums fingers on table impatiently]

    Just sayin …


  2. Guillermo Aguirre says:

    It’s a pity that below a free and open OS there’s built-in Digital Restrictions Management making my Sputnik literally Defective by Design (as explained in my post here:


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