Back in November when we launched Sputnik 3, we also announced its “unofficial big brother,” the Dell M3800 Precision workstation and the Dell XPS 15. This announcement was based on the after-hours work that Dell Linux engineer Jared Dominguez did to test and document the system.
Quite a few developers have referenced Jared’s work, taken the plunge and installed Ubuntu on these beefier systems.
M3800 Precision workstation
Here is a video that Rudy Vissers from Belgium created last month. Rudy walks us through his new M3800 Precision including touchscreen and graphics.
XPS 15 laptop
Web developer Matt Woodward, who is a Principal IT Specialist for the US Senate and one of the original Project Sputnik beta cosmonauts, decided on upgrading to the XPS 15. He shared his experience running Ubuntu on the XPS 15 on his blog earlier this month. Here is an excerpt:
…Once Ubuntu is installed everything works out of the box. The screen runs at the full, mind-blowing 3200×1800 resolution, and even the touch screen works. No issues with sound card, WiFi, or anything else. Awesome…
If you need something a bit bigger and beefier than the XPS 13 developer edition, you just may want to check out either the M3800 or XPS 15.
If you’d like to see these as official products that come with Ubuntu pre-installed add your voice here: Gathering interest on official Ubuntu support for Precision M3800 No promises but who knows!
- Ubuntu on the Precision M3800 – DellTechCenter
- Ubuntu on XPS 15 (8947-sLV) – Matt Woodward’s Blog
Pau for now…