I put my money where my mouth is today. I’d been one of the people who encouraged Dell to offer Linux to the masses. I ordered their laptop version (only one laptop preloaded with Ubuntu at present). The specifications on my machine are:
Inspiron E1505N, Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz)
15.4 Inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WSXGA+, for Inspiron 6400/E1505
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm for Inspiron 6400/E1505
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 TurboCache, for Inspiron E1505N
80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive for Inspiron 6400/E1505
Ubuntu Edition version 7.04
8X DVD+/-RW Drive for Inspiron 6400/E1505
Integrated High Definition Audio, Inspiron
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54Mbps) for Inspiron 6400/E1505
I’ll let you know how things go when I get the laptop (delivery is presently scheduled for 3rd July).
I just found out my credit card issuer (Chase) held the credit card transaction. Dell is closed for reprocessing the credit card until tomorrow morning. Chase’s overprotective behavior may have cost me two days (because of July 4th holiday) on the delivery of my new machine. I’ll just have to wait and see.
I just talked with Dell and the card has gone through. There has been no change in the estimated delivery.