"Officially, Dell Inc. hasn't said a word yet about which Linux
it will be preloading on its desktops and laptops. Several sources
within Dell, however, have told DesktopLinux.com that Dell's
desktop Linux pick is going to be Ubuntu.
"While unable to confirm this through official Dell channels, we
have heard the same story now from several internal Dell sources.
They tell us that the Austin, Texas, computer giant will be
preinstalling the newly released Ubuntu 7.04. These systems will be
released in late May 2007.
"According to our sources, Ubuntu will be released on a Dell
e-series 'Essential' Dimension desktop, an XPS desktop, and an
e-series Inspiron laptop..."