Dell said they asked consumers for feedback regarding a Linux distribution, and Ubuntu was the overwhelming favorite (followed closely by OpenOffice). Ubunto 7.0.4 will soon be offered and supported (now even on Dell forums) on consumer models. This in addition to RedHat that has been offered for some time to enterprise customers.
Dell promised to listen better to it’s customers, and lunched it’s IdeaStorm website to solicit feedback. Offering a Linux operating system quickly dominated the requests, and many wondered whether Dell had the resources and desire to support Linux. Not to mention offend partners like Microsoft. It appears they are. Kudos to Dell.
Ideas in Action [Dell]