A few days back, Dell put up a webpage which was meant to help buyers choose between Windows and Ubuntu, but it ended up confusing everyone.
Now, Dell have decided to take another bizarre decision by removing Ubuntu PC and laptops from their UK website. Dell Latitude 2100 is the only result that the website returns when you search for Ubuntu.
According to PC Pro, Dell insists that they still offer Ubuntu system – it is just that it is only available through their phone-based sale. Dell says that they have removed the Ubuntu offerings since they are making some changes to the Ubuntu page. However, they did not confirm if or when the Ubuntu page will be back.
Dell also cited the lack of customer interest towards Ubuntu as a reason for not putting Ubuntu in their main page. This is what a Dell spokesperson told PC Pro:
The reason why they’re not on our main pages is because Ubuntu systems are primarily targeted towards advanced users and enthusiasts, and the vast majority of consumers purchase PCs with Microsoft Windows pre-installed.
When Dell themselves are saying that Ubuntu is for open-source developers, it is no surprise that people choose not to buy the Ubuntu systems.
The Ubuntu systems are, however, still available in Dell’s US and India specific website.