I know a recent post echoed some bashing of Dell’s customer service, and rightly so. But I have to applaud them when they do something right, very right, for once. Dell recently created an Ideastorm website, where users make suggestions to Dell and then vote on the suggestions of others. Overwhelmingly, selling computers preinstalled with Linux was the suggestion(s) with the highest votes. One of the many suggestions regarding preinstalled Linux already has over 110,000 votes. In a surpising, but good move from Dell, they’ve decided to investigate further. They’re doing this through the Linux Learnings Survey. In it they’re asking users about exactly what they want out of a preinstalled Linux system. Make sure to participate and hopefully Dell will start selling Linux systems, which would make the adoption of Linux much easier for everyone. A big hurdle for Linux is people getting it installed and working on their hardware. This would eliminate that problem. So good going Dell!