I think people may have been holding their breath over this Dell and Ubuntu thing, so please take a deep breath now and stop killing yourself over it — Dell is now *officially* offering Ubuntu desktops and laptops.
It’s finally here. Later today, Dell will offer U.S customers three different systems with Ubuntu 7.04 installed: the XPS 410n and Dimension E520n desktops and the Inspiron E1505n notebook. These systems are now available at www.dell.com/open today. Starting price for the E520n desktop and the E1505n notebook is $599; the XPS 410n starts at $899 $849. Note from Lionel: My apologies, but I had included an incorrect starting price for the XPS 410n. It will be $849.
Hardware support will come from Dell. Beyond that, users can turn to the Linux section of the Dell Community Forum for help and also get the latest updates from our Linux team at http://linux.dell.com. Users also have fee-based options for operating system support through Canonical, including 30-day Get Started, One-year Basic and One-year Standard.
Now, I suppose we all just sit back and see where this thing takes off from here, no?