The Dell owned Alienware brand of gaming systems has announced a new option available for their Alienware X51 gaming systems, which allows you to drop Windows 8 and have Ubuntu installed instead.
Windows 8 is not the ideal operating system if you would like to use Alienware X51 in your living rooms as Windows 8 still requires a non game controller interface peripherals.
However Ubuntu offers a stylish, intuitive interface provides a clean and streamlined experience that is easy to use with a games controller, and works with music, videos, photos and files that you use on your current PC.
Alienware explains a little more about the reasons why they have included the option on their Alienware X51 computer system:
“Users can instantly access Ubuntu’s Software Center and select from thousands of free applications. You can pick the apps you want so you won’t have anything on your computer you don’t need. Each application includes user reviews and ratings to help you decide which apps you want to install. With Ubuntu One as your personal cloud service, you get 5GB of free storage and you can access your files on all your devices instantly.”
“Now you can enjoy the next level of the ultimate gaming experience in your living room. With Big Picture, Steam has been reformatted for use with your TV and game controller which allows you to play your Steam games from the comfort of your couch. You can access your entire library of Steam games or browse the Steam catalog for the latest releases and top sellers. By connecting your PC to your TV, setup is quick and easy.”
For more information on the new Alienware X51 Ubuntu system jump over to the Alienware website for details.
Source: AlienwareFiled Under: Gaming News, Hardware