You got a Developer Edition with a touchscreen?  My skylake one came with a 
matt non-touch.  

I agree with you on 14.04, but I've been running 16.04 and then 16.10 with no 
problems.  The DisplayLink docking station, however, is appalling.  The Ubuntu 
DisplayLink drivers are terrible, even the recently (last month) updated ones.

On the whole though, nice platform to run Linux on.

James

> On 15 Oct 2016, at 15:31, Terry Coles <d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> This is a follow-up to my earlier info about the problems that I experienced 
> with my Dell XPS-13 Developer Edition and the unsuitability of the Pre-
> installed Ubuntu 14.04 for a machine with Skylake processor and QHD+ high res 
> touchscreen.  As I said at one point, I was waiting for Kubuntu 16.10 to be 
> released in the hope that things would improve.
> 
> Well they have (as expected).  Kernel 4.8 has boosted the benchmarks to a 
> sensible number and the touchscreen can be used as a graphics tablet without 
> booting into the default installation (just like in the Microsoft Surface ads 
> :-) .
> 
> Kubuntu still doesn't cope very well with scaling the hi-res screen so I have 
> to reset the resolution down to 1920x1080 to make it readable, but otherwise 
> it is now quite a nice machine to use.
> 
> As to whether it is considered to be value for money, I'll leave up to you.  
> In any case the machine is currently unavailable because Dell are updating 
> the 
> XPS-13 to the Kaby Lake processor.
> 
> Here we go again....
> 
> -- 
> 
> 
> 
>        Terry Coles
> 
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