Dell has recently revealed that they are no longer selling computers pre-installed with Ubuntu on their website, instead this option will only be available over the phone.
Ubuntu is arguably the most user-friendly Linux disto, however Dell has now decided that Ubuntu is more suited to advanced users, I have five years experience with Ubuntu, and I must agree recommending Ubuntu to a novice can cause a lot more hassle than it is worth.
If you choose Ubuntu instead if Microsoft Windows 7 you do not have to buy a genuine Windows 7 license, which means you save roughly $99, this is because Ubuntu is completely open-source.
As stated earlier Dell are still offering Ubuntu, however this is an option only available over the phone, this may change as Dell are currently trying to simplify their online store.
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