First some background... So anyone who reads digg regularly (aka addict) has probably heard that Dell started up a website, http://www.dellideastorm.com for people to tell Dell what they want, and the idea is (I would assume) that Dell listens to the people, and makes what the people want to buy so they can turn their business around. The number one request is Linux (Fedora, OpenSuse, and Ubuntu) computers, followed by Open Office instead of MS Word trial, Linux laptops, no extra windows software, and Firefox. Everything in the list is open source applications, with the exception of less windows applications. See the picture? Dell can take Ubuntu, or whatever distro they want, customize it (gotta love open source!) and make it their own. Open Office, Firefox, Gaim, etc.. and all of a sudden there's a Dell with a Dell OS (based off of Linux). Dell gets major publicity for embracing open source software, Linux users get psyched because Linux just got a HUGE P.R. boost, and then to top it off, Dell can use their customized version of Linux to ensure that the OS, Drivers, and hardware all play nicely together. Sound familiar? So while we're all watching Apple conquer the world, everyone who doesn't wanna be "hip" and "conform" could get a Dell that's just as reliable, and while Apple becomes the next Sony, Dell could step up into Apple's place. Imagine it... Windows machines for $500, or Dell Linux ones for just as much... but without a windows tax means more $$$ in Dell's pockets and higher margins, and because it's not virus prone, less support costs and then you'll have more people who are happier with their machines. Dell wins all around. So what are your comments or thoughts on this?