Re: Unable to purchase a Dell laptop with Ubuntu pre-installed in Australia
I hear your pain. I had the same moral quandry when I purchased my 1330 a year and a half ago. Windows only here in NZ too.
I eventually imported from Hong Kong with windows (which was wiped before first boot - and no I couldn't be bothered trying to get a refund).
I've subsequently decided that the only way to avoid the M$ tax (it's actually a subsidy thanks to the crapware that come pre-installed which the companies pay to the laptop maker) is to buy second hand.
Arch 3.3.1-1 (x86_64) w/Gnome 3.2
ASUS P7P55-E-Pro, Geforce GTX460, i5-750, 8GB
Dell XPS m1330, Geforce 8400M, 4965AGN
HP Folio 13 Ultrabook