When Dell launched the Inspiron Mini 9 netbook in the US, the company offered customers a choice of operating systems. Americans could select Ubuntu 8.04 or Windows XP. If you happened to be in the UK, though, you were stuck with Windows — until now.
Dell is now taking orders for a version of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 running Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron in the UK. Dell is charging £269 for the base model Linux version of the Inspiron Mini, which is about $474 US. The Windows version sells for £299 or about $527.
The Linux version also comes with an 8GB solid state disk for storage while the Windows model has a 16GB disc. So you get more than just Windows for your extra cash. Both netbooks come with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM and an 8.9 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display.
You can read more about the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 in the Liliputing Product Database.