Great news for the Linux gamers -- Alienware X51 gaming desktop PC now comes with Ubuntu OS as an option. Customers can choose either Windows or Ubuntu to when buying a new X51. There are two key call outs that will help you make the determination whether this system is right for you.
- Driver support: The system comes with supported drivers from NVIDIA. You are able to game right out of the box. That said, the drivers are not always updated regularly, so it's a good idea to look periodically for updates.
- Steam: You can easily install Steam onto the machine. Though many games are not yet supported, including most of the AAA releases, the list is continuing to grow and now includes classics such as Team Fortress 2 and Serious Sam. You can check out the list of Steam games here. The highlight for the Steam integration is that it supports Big Picture Mode. The versatility and small size of the X51 made it easy to disconnect the system from the monitor in my office and connect it to my TV.