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Dell now offers Ubuntu-based developer versions of new Precision workstations

The Precision 3520 Mobile Workstation is available now, while the others will become available over the next two months. (Source: Dell)
The Precision 3520 Mobile Workstation is available now, while the others will become available over the next two months. (Source: Dell)
Dell's 3520, 5520, 7520, and 5720 Precision Workstations will all have the option of shipping with Ubuntu 16.07 LTS. The 3520 is available now, while the others are coming over the next few months.

It started with the XPS 13 Developer Edition, but now all new Precision workstations have the option of coming pre-loaded with Ubunto 16.04 LTS, Dell has announced. The Precision 3520 is already available, while the 5520, 7520, 7720, and 5720 to be made available over the next few months.

Dell's Ubuntu-based "Developer Editions" started small, as a side-project called "Project Sputnik". Nine months later, the first XPS 13 developer edition, running Ubuntu out of the box, released. The surprising amount of interest in the developer edition led the team to work on Ubuntu support for more powerful computers: the Precision Mobile Workstations.

Dell has announced that the 15" quad-core Precision 3520 is already available today. The 7520 and 7720 will be available in the US on February 28, and the 5720 AIO on April 6. There is no word yet on the twin to the XPS 15 9560, the Precision 5520. You can order a 3520 with Ubuntu today by clicking "Customize & Buy" and selecting the operating system yourself.

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Douglas Black, 2017-01-11 (Update: 2017-01-11)
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