Developers can finally have Ubuntu 22.04 LTS pre-installed on the Dell XPS 13 plus flagship laptop.
Additionally, Dell XPS 13 Plus owners can now also install Ubuntu 22.04LTS and receive the same optimizations for your hardware that come pre-installed in the Developer Edition.
This ability to have Linux pre-installed is much more than a continuation of the 10-year partnership between Dell and Ubuntu maker Canonical that developers have seen for years. Dell is now officially certified for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, which, rather than a continuation of the status quo, marks the next phase of the partnership that has morphed from Sputnik Project (opens in a new tab)first announced in 2012.
Ubuntu and Dell
Ubuntu certification goes beyond a machine’s ability to run Canonical’s Linux software. Instead, the program means that there is a guarantee that everything works as it should and will be compatible with Ubuntu. LTS (Long Term Support) updates (opens in a new tab) up to 10 years from unpacking.
The Ubuntu Certification Program tests all certified devices in hundreds of different ways to ensure they are held to high operating standards. Additionally, devices have particular drivers and software that provide features and capabilities beyond standard builds.
A full list of features in the renovated (opens in a new tab) Ubuntu 22.04 LTS can be found here (opens in a new tab). Some of the included toolchains are Python, PHP, Ruby, Perl, GCC, Go, Rust and plus (opens in a new tab).
Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition
Dell’s flagship 13-inch XPS laptop is now twice as powerful as its predecessor. It features a clean and elegant row of touch functions, glass trackpad, edge-to-edge interfaces, and a zero lattice keyboard. The engine behind this powerhouse is the 12th Gen Intel Core 28W processor. There’s also an M.2 PCle Gen 4 NVMe Solid State Drive, up to 32GB, LPDDR5, 5200Mhz, dual-channel, onboard storage, and it has Ubuntu Desktop preloaded.