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Installing and Configuring Ubuntu on a Laptop
If you don't want to pay for MS Windows
The Dell link sucked. The machine only came with MS Windows.
Dell's attitude towards Linux sucks.
"Dell does not officially support running Linux on Dell laptops."
Here are some companies that sell preinstalled Linux and No-OS machines.
http://tuxmobil.org/ (general information)
(Sabio made by Quanta, like Dell-latitudes)