"Dell Inc. will officially launch its first three consumer PCs
running the Ubuntu 7.04 Linux OS on Thursday--two desktops and an
Inspiron E1505n notebook PC.
"The new models give buyers a third choice when shopping for a
PC at Dell: a machine with Windows installed, a machine with no OS,
on which they can install one of their choice, and now a machine
with Ubuntu Linux already installed. Other PC makers, including
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and Lenovo Group Ltd. also sell PCs that
run Linux, but mainly on customized machines, because retail demand
for the open-source OS is tiny compared to that for Windows..."