Dell announced on its blog that consumers in the U.K., France and Germany can now order Dell Inspiron 6400 notebooks and Inspiron 530N desktop computers with Ubuntu Linux 7.04 pre-installed:
Since we began offering Ubuntu in the United States back in May, it's no secret that we've received many requests from customers all over the world to offer Linux there. This represents another step in broadening that offering. Before Ubuntu, we've offered Red Hat Linux as an option for Dell Precision workstation and PowerEdge server customers.
Similar to what we've done in the United States, we will configure and install open source drivers for hardware, when possible for these new products. See John Hull's Technical Details post for a more detailed explanation.
Recently, some IdeaStorm readers asked why we discontinued the Inspiron E1505N in the United States. The answer is that we transitioned to the Inspiron 1420N, which is a product that we do not offer in the United Kingdom, France and Germany.