"Dell typically waits considerable time before pre-loading the
most current Ubuntu release on its systems. As of June 22 2009,
Dell was still shipping Ubuntu 8.04 (released in April 2008) rather
than Ubuntu 9.04 (April 2009 debut). The reason: Dell likes to
test, test, test Ubuntu. Still, Dell is a big name — and a
big reason why Ubuntu has gained momentum with thousands of
consumers and small businesses, The VAR Guy believes."