After asking Dell with Linux pre-loaded being the first thing users ask in the IdeaStorm that Michael Dell started in February. Dell announced that their products are being tested to work with Suse Linux This is according to http://slashdot.org Dell said “[W]e are working with Novell to certify our corporate client products for Linux, including our OptiPlex desktops, Latitude notebooks and Dell Precision workstations. [On the question of which distro to choose:] “[T]here is no single customer preference for a distribution of Linux… We want users to have the opportunity to help define the market for Linux on desktop and notebook systems. In addition to working with Novell, we are also working with other distributors and evaluating the possibility of additional certifications across our product line.”
So we should be seeing Dell with Linux pretty soon, but which Distro? we still do not know.