Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Aug 2007 19:36 UTC, submitted by dell/ubuntu laptop review
Hardware, Embedded Systems has a quick review of one of the Dell Ubuntu laptops, and concludes: "Overall, as a Linux geek, I'm very happy with my decision to get the Inspiron 1420N. The notebook is by far the fastest I've ever used and it's comfortable to work with on a desk or on your lap. The price is reasonable and comes in quite a bit cheaper than a Macbook. Unfortunately, Dell and Canonical have fallen short of releasing a truly great product. With just a little extra work and closer attention to the pre-installed software and drivers, they could be shipping the perfect Linux notebook. The way it is now, I wouldn't recommend this notebook for anyone who's not a seasoned Linux geek." The review is slightly outdated (two weeks old) but interesting nonetheless. In addition, Dell may also pre-install Ubuntu on servers.
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When ordering a laptop...
by CowMan on Sun 2nd Sep 2007 14:07 UTC
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...I wouldn't care if it worked out of the box. So long as I wasn't paying for Windows.

I can take care of my own Linux install from there.

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