I probably would have still blown it away...
and installed Ubuntu on Firefoot anyway, but this is pretty cool
HP has agreed to pre-install Novell's Linux distribution on some of its notebook and desktop range in India. However, the computer maker said it currently has no plans to extend that deal to EMEA.
SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10-loaded HP computers will begin shipping to India in the second quarter of this year.
The deal marks HP as the latest big name vendor to provide systems pre-installed with the Linux distribution to the consumer market.
Of course, if they made SuSe work with the tablet pc's twist screen out of the box, I might even forsake Ubuntu.