I am very excited to see the latest addition to the Dell Ubuntu line of computers. For a while, I remained somewhat nervous about the success of the project. I felt that it was not yet time for Linux preinstalled on PCs. I didn’t think that Linux was not ready – I thought that the general public wouldn’t be ready. Thankfully, I seem to have been wrong. With the desktop computer change (520 => 530) and the addition of the new laptop, it surely seems as if they are selling well.
The word on the street now is that HP will be releasing PCs with Ubuntu preinstalled. If HP wants to come out ahead of Dell, it would need do more marketing than Dell, and also make a huge press release. They could maybe even try selling the computers in stores.