ZDNet UK: Preinstalled Linux on consumer PC? PC World says Yes

“The UK’s first ever Linux loaded desktop PCs will go on
sale at PC World next week
as the popular open source
operating system steps up to Microsoft on its home turf.

“The “advent 8707 Linux” PCs will be fitted with the Mandrake
v6.0 Linux operating system distribution and will come with two
applications: Word Perfect 8 and Star Office 5.1.

“The machines use an Intel Pentium III 450 processor, 64MB RAM,
6.4M GB hard drive, 17″ Monitor, 56K-modem and colour printer.”