Dell have announced they will sell systems bundled with Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), though the details are yet to be announced. Here’s hoping that this time they escape beyond the USA (hello Dell, there is a world outside the US!). There’s also a report on the BBC, which is where I first saw this mentioned.
On the Direct2Dell page that announces this there is a video interview with Mark Shuttleworth of Canonical in a variety of formats, including the free Theora codec. Props to Dell for including that.
If this gets to Australia I suspect my next laptop will be ones of these Dell’s (as long as they have a model with an Intel graphics card).