Its a Dell, code name crap.
lol Alienware, code name expensive crap. Still neat with ubuntu though.
Gaming is still dominated by DirectX. If OpenGL becomes the standard of choice then Linux will be a viable target for game development. Until then, it's pretty much open source gaming or the frustrations of WINE.
I agree with Callmeishmael, Gaming isn't gonna be truely windows independent until such time as the code can be fully and natively ported/translated to work elsewhere. That said its good to see linux is still slowly picking up traction.
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This is a pretty interesting concept. I wonder how many years it will take before we see more plentiful and "mainstream" Ubuntu based systems.
At that price, even with the extra $100 for Windows, the X51 actually competes with the DIY route pretty well and is even more appealing to people who are intimidated by the learning curve and potential from troubleshooting for custom builds.
It's good to see Linux being sold on more consumer products as well.
Linux definitely owes a huge thanks to steam, because their choice to support Linux paved some major headway in gaming being possible on the OS
with a 1tb hard drive and that price this would actually even be a really inexpensive windows desktop. i would just install windows and dual boot again especially at that price
Great price for an alienware laptop as long as you got a copy of Windows to go along with it. I dont see the point of ubuntu for a gaming laptop since most games support windows and maybe apple.
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It's not a laptop.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
It's not a laptop.
Whoops misspoke. Guess I had laptop on the brain last night was repairing one last night.
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