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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Dell has all but bowed to pressure from Microsoft to torpedo its Ubuntu line of computers. Add that to the relative success of Windows 7 among Redmond's user base and you get a clearer picture of what is going on.
In case you are wondering, there are still lots of other vendors that offer a choosy range of machines preinstalled with Linux for your convenience. The following 5 are just a sample of the lot
This site has a respectable array of desktop and laptop computers fitted with Ubuntu Linux ready for use. Prices start from $399 and you can also customize each machine to fit your hardware specification tastes at an extra price. They also other Linux peripherals like audio players (another name for iPod), cameras, printers among others.