I think the choice was obvious — after all, that's the distro Michael Dell is using on his laptop.According to Desktop Linux, Dell will ship three models, an e-series "Essential" Dimension desktop, an XPS desktop, and an e-series Inspiron laptop. The desktop models range from $400 (headless) to $900 and the laptop from $900 to $1150.
Quark! Quark! Beware the quantum duck!