"If you are a reader of LXer.com, you have read or have
heard about the donnybrooks in the comments section concerning
their line of Linux machines. From seemingly hiding the Linux
choices to plastering "Dell Recommends Windows Vista" over the top
of the Linux ad, things got fairly interesting. At times, members
of Dell Management would chime in and do their PR work.
"...On 4-28-09, I was on the Dell site, looking to purchase a
computer. One of the options was to select Windows, Ubuntu or
FreeDOS. I selected Ubuntu, but it then grayed out all models
except the "Inspiron." I wanted a "Studio" and couldn't do it from
the website unless I agreed to spend 100+ dollars for a MS OS. I
tried to build a "Studio" and then deselect the Windows option, but
it wasn't available."