Dell recently posted a survey on its website asking customers to chime in and let them know what they’d like to see from Dell.

As of this writing, the top 5 requests are:

  1. Preinstalled Linux on all Dell PCs
  2. Preinstalled OpenOffice.org instead of MS Office
  3. Linux Laptop (where all laptop components work with Linux out of the box)
  4. No extra software option
  5. Have Firefox preinstalled as an option

Clearly, somebody out there is interested in using Linux on Dell equipment 😉

A small article about these survey results has also appeared in Business Week. Here’s an interesting snippet from the article…

“Dell says it’s already listening. In a Feb. 23 posting on IdeaStorm, the company said it’s working with Novell to certify its business desktops, notebooks, and workstations for compatibility with Linux, and is working with other Linux distributors about additional certifications.”

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