Nary a month after Mark Shuttleworth proclaimed
that we'd all be seeing a few more Linux-based Dells in the not-too-distant future, Dell
has officially announced plans to offer certain pre-fabricated desktops and laptops to those in Europe
. Initially, the Inspiron 6400n lappie and Inspiron 530n desktop will be available to customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, and it was also stated that "Dell and Novell intend to offer SUSE
Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 factory-installed on select consumer [machines] in China." The expansion of Linux-equipped machines into international markets came after the outfit reportedly "received many requests from customers all over the world to offer Linux" in their neck of the woods, and while the Chinese will still be waiting a bit to get their orders in, those in Europe can snag an Ubuntu
-packed 6400n for around £329 ($665) or 530n for £399 ($806) right now.