Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition certified for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition certified for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

The Dell XPS Plus Developer Edition is the first laptop to be certified for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Dell and Canonical announce today. From August, interested parties can also order the device with preinstalled Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. The Linux distribution is tailored to the hardware of the XPS 13 Plus and includes a number of optimizations.

Devices that have passed Canonical’s certification program receive customized software and drivers that may differ from the usual Ubuntu configuration. Meta-packages dictate which packages, drivers, and kernels are installed so that all components work properly. The changes flow into the OEM images that manufacturers such as Dell or Lenovo preinstall, but should benefit all owners of certified devices: Customers who already own an XPS 13 Plus should now get the same hardware optimizations if they use Ubuntu 22.04 LTS download and install it yourself.

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However, this only applies to a limited extent for the installation of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on devices that were originally certified for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, such as the Dell XPS 13 9310. When asked by c’t, Canonical stated that it could not guarantee that the drivers for all Hardware components work right away.

The Dell XPS 13 Plus differs from the Dell XPS 13 both in terms of the chassis and the built-in components, such as a borderless touchpad. The basic equipment of the notebook with Intel Core i5-1240P, 8 GB LPDDR5, 512 GB NVMe-SSD with PCIe 4.0 and 13.4-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels costs 1,524 euros. So far, the Dell web shop only lists the option of preinstalling Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

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