Dell’s XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition gets Ubuntu 22.04 LTS certified
After much anticipation, Canonical has announced that the Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition is the first laptop to be certified for the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS version of Linux.
Ubuntu will be pre-installed on new XPS 13 Plus models beginning in August, and existing Windows 11 users can upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS “and receive the same hardware-optimized experience.”
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Dell’s XPS 13 Plus Gets LTS Certified
With the Ubuntu stamp of approval, you know that everything will function “as expected,” and the LTS (long-term support) label guarantees that you’ll have access to “Base Package” updates and security patches for at least ten years. In addition, Canonical claims that it will automatically install any specialized software or drivers that aren’t part of the standard distribution.
Thanks to triple-buffering and refined power management settings, improved desktop performance are among the new features in Ubuntu 22.04’s Gnome 42 Linux desktop environment. In addition to the new cross-desktop dark theme, there are also new workspace layouts, touchpad gestures, and customization options.
Starting with the Ubuntu-based “Project Sputnik” laptop also aimed at developers, Dell has offered Linux-based XPS 13 laptops for a long time now, with the most recent model being the 10th generation. As mentioned in our hands-on review (above), the XPS 13 Plus is a sleek, minimalist ultraportable laptop with up to an Intel Core i7-1280P CPU (six performance and eight efficient cores) capacitive touch keys replacing the function row, and more. Starting in August, you can purchase one for $1,289.
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