There are many developers or makers who need a Linux environment. But there are very few laptops that are really built for Linux, but most of them are launched by some non-mainstream manufacturers. Therefore, everyone usually uses a Windows laptop to replace the operating system, but there will be some drivers or missing functions. Now this situation has changed because Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition has passed
the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS certification.
Some of Dell’s previous notebooks have factory-installed Linux systems, which are positioned as developer editions. And now this XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition is the first to pass the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS certification and can have the most complete hardware and software support. This new version of Ubuntu was freshly launched in April this year, using the new Gnome 42 desktop environment. Canonical said it has better performance and power management than the old version, as well as new hardware optimizations for multi-point gesture touch.
Dell said that in the future, the new XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition will be directly pre-installed with the latest version of Ubuntu, while the original users can download and install it by themselves. According to Ubuntu’s LTS strategy, this machine can get 10 years of support including basic packages and security updates. Interestingly, this generation of XPS 13 Plus is also the 10th anniversary of the XPS series notebooks officially supporting Linux.
It has a 13.4-inch screen with ultra-narrow bezels, a new full-size keyboard, and a seamless glass trackpad. The internal CPU can be selected up to Intel’s 12th-generation Core i7-1280P
, so no matter the appearance design or hardware configuration, it should be the high-end thin and light notebook that Linux developers yearn for.