The above blog post is Dell not only announcing the availability of Ubuntu on the Mini 10, but also talking about how working with Canonical and the OSS community has allowed Dell to evolve both the look and the functionality of the Inspiron Mini line. Included is a great video blog from Doug Anson (Office of the CTO at Dell) explaining the changes that were made from the original Dell UI to the updated version. In addition to the changes in look and feel the 3G modem that was included in the original Inspiron Mini’s was enabled. The great thing is that Dell customers are getting this new look and functionality as an over-the-air update. Those in the Linux community are probably used to this, but for those coming from the Windows world I think this is a very unfamiliar concept.
I’m really glad to see Dell so behind their Linux initiative and really pushing things publicly. Most importantly, they don’t feel the need to hide that the device is running Linux. Definitely a good move.