Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is now pre-installed review
The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition is now available in North America and selected EMEA countries* certified using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS pre-installed to operate directly from the box. This is the first system that can be found in the marketplace with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, published in April 2020, also continues the long-standing partnership with Canonical which is intended to offer developers their perfect laptop based on input received from the neighborhood.
“We are delighted to see that the initial Dell systems ship with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Enterprises are increasingly equipping their programmers and engineers with the operating system of the choice ensuring high end productivity. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on the latest Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition gives the performance programmers demand with the assurance of safety and long term support that IT management requirements,” explained Martin Wimpress, Director of Desktop Engineering in Canonical.
“Dell and Canonical have surfaced because the 2012 launch of Project Sputnik to arm programmers with Ubuntu systems tailored for usability, stability and functionality,” said Barton George, Creator of Job Sputnik and XPS Developer Edition, Dell Technologies. “Ubuntu 20.04 LTS continues our long-standing partnership with all the Linux developer community to provide Ubuntu certified hardware that functions out-of-the-box, enabling the highest levels of productivity”
Dell and Canonical’s engineering teams execute thousands of rigorous tests to make sure that Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and all of its subsystems (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, fingerprint authentication, etc.) work perfectly from first boot. Much like all LTS releases, Canonical will continue to provide security updates for up to ten decades and perform regression testing during its lifecycle.
GNOME 3.36 adding enhanced user workflow and functionality improvements
New and upgraded applications including LibreOffice 6.4, Thunderbird 68.7.0
Over 6,000 snaps in the Snap Store including Visual Studio Code, Slack, Spotify, Plex and the JetBrains portfolio
New desktop Yaru default theme with light and dark modes
Improved settings for WiFi, wallpaper and application classes in the’Activities’ overview
Characteristics of the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition:
Larger 16:10 screen, edge-to-edge computer keyboard, with larger keycaps and a larger touchpad
Eyesafe® screen technology minimizes damaging blue light and keeps vivid color
Wi-Fi 6 ability (Killer™ AX1650 constructed on Intel Wi-Fi 6 Chipset)
Targeting up to 18 hours and 49 minutes of battery life on FHD+ to keep you motivated on the move
To learn more on what’s new in Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 LTS, check out the release notes for detailed info or our blog.