Canonical have now certified Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on over 40 notebooks including some from DELL and Lenovo
Before you get carried away installing the latest (6.4) version of DELL Open Manage Server Administrator on an older system its worth checking the OMSA docs and OMSA RAID compatibility list so you dont actually lose any functionality !
For example the highest version of OM that works with
- a DELL PE 1800 with PERC 4/SC raid controller or
- a DELL PE 2900 with PERC 6/i raid controller
is OM 6.1 with SMS 3.1
So instead of installing the latest OM you’ll need to chose the best version for your hardware from
DELL now offer a new open-source operating system, so you can dive in and truly enjoy a PC experience just the way you want it.
Now you can buy an Ubuntu open source desktop or notebook from DELL UK !
Unfortunately most of the links on this page take you to the US site but here's where you can start buying a Ubuntu PC in the UK !