Summary of @DellCarePRO Ubuntu Basics Webinar (Feb 2017)
Posted on: February 15, 2017 /
Last week there was a webinar from @DellCarePRO titled Ubuntu Basic Webinar.
Today the webinar video Ubuntu Basics Webinar has been posted online, and here is the summary.
Ubuntu installation as dual-boot
Explaining: The Menu Bar
Explaining: Ubuntu Software Center
Explaining: Keyboard shortcuts
Explaining: Software and Updates
Explaining: Multiple Monitor configuration
Talk by Barton George
Presenting Barton George and Project Sputnik. Barton George headed an internal effort in Dell to get Ubuntu on a high-end laptop, with a budget of just $40,000 and six months to deliver.
Funding came from the Dell Innovation Fund, with the aim to establish if an Ubuntu laptop would work.
Contrary to other efforts, this one was for a high-end offering. It would involve the community and get feedback from the community in order to change perceptions.
Very well-received. arstechnica, o’reilly radar, techcrunch, The Wall Street Journal.
Positive feedback from the twitter-sphere.
Expansion from the initial XPS 13 with Ubuntu, to a new 6th gen Intel laptop along with a whole line of Latitude Ubuntu laptops. And an All-in-One Ubuntu desktop.
There was emphasis that the initial fund of $40,000 to investigate whether an Ubuntu laptop would be a viable product, delivered multiple times the profits to Dell.