The Gigabyte M912 may not be coming to the US anytime soon, but if you happen to live in Germany, it looks like you should be able to pick one up within a few weeks. Eee PC News.de discovered that the Notebook Shop is selling M912s in several configurations — including two versions that are described as having no operating system.
Now, since there are two models listed that run Windows Vista and two that are listed without an OS, I’m going to assume this is a typo and that the computers are actually running Ubuntu. We already saw the M912 running Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex, so we know it’s capable of running the OS. and Gigabyte doesn’t have to pay any licensing fees to include Ubuntu, so I can’t imagine why they would sell a piece of hardware without any software when there’s a perfectly usable OS available for free.
But even if this isn’t a typo, and Gigabyte is selling a computer in Germany with no OS, this is actually a good thing as it makes it perfectly clear to customers that they can choose the operating system they want to use. The Notebook Shop is charging between 459 € and 569 € or $726 and $901 for the Gigabyte M912, depending on the operating system and amount of RAM you select.