I think its a good idea that Ubuntu and Dell have found a way to work together in order to bring a more diversed set of offerings to the customers. Many good things can come out of this coorporation between HW distributers and SW vendors. I use ubuntu on 2 laptops and they both work fine, but still, there are many settings which is not ‘out of the box’ and therefore a little bit to difficult for pc-beginners/noob/novices. Hopefully there will be some excellent teamwork, great support and good service like Dell-service-support and the Ubunto communities are known for.
asked yesterday a Dell-person the Ubuntu/Dell coorporation, but in Denmark there had been no internal announcements. Guess we can just wait and see.
Notice: But I must say that discussions and argumentation about this issue and open source in general would be even more valid and ‘fine’ if people keept comments like “microsoft’s evil empiere” etc. out of their argumentations. thank you!