Dell Ships High-End Ubuntu Laptop for Cloud Developers

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http://www.thevarguy.com – The name of Dell’s Project Sputnik may not exactly conjure images of cutting-edge computer technology. But the laptop that the endeavor has launched is certainly no piece of outdated space junk. Targeted at developers and based on Ubuntu Linux, the machine potentially represents a new kind of direction for Dell (NASDAQ: DELL). Will the company, long derided by some open source fans, now fully enter the good graces of the Linux community? Begun only about six months ago through the initiative of Dell employee Barton George, Project Sputnik was conceived to build an open source notebook ta (IT news)