As readers know, I’ve been using Ubuntu on my laptop for about 1-1/2 years. I am very pleased with the experience with 7.04, which is the latest version and the one Dell will pre-install. An associate of mine got very interested in Linux since Dell is now offering it for consumer PCs. If other people who have been sort of interested but lacking personal knowledge about Linux will now try it, this could be a significant inroads for the OS.
The associate now has a copy of the Ubuntu 7.04 Live CD to try out. In addition, I gave him a demonstration with my laptop (unfortunately the local wireless LAN didn’t seem to cooperate ).