"When Dell put up its IdeaStorm community-feedback site, the
company was surprised by the strong response in favor of shipping
personal computers with Linux. The PC company then announced that
it would offer Ubuntu Linux on select systems, and as of yesterday,
they are taking orders.
"Ubuntu Linux is now available on the XPS 410n high-end desktop
system at $849 (compared with $899 for the same machine with
Windows installed), the E520n desktop at $599, and the E1505n
notebook at $599. For now, the Ubuntu systems will only be
available to customers in the United States. Availability is
expected 'in the coming weeks' according to an announcement given
on May 1, but Dell.com lists a shipping time of three to five
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