We're starting a store (opening september-october 2005) and one of the things we would like to offer are pre-installed Ubuntu systems. I think we will go for cheap laptops (such as ECS and Aopen that we ourselves can get without Windows license).
Our target audience is dual, we are targetting both existing Linux users looking for a windows-less laptop and new users who just want an affordable laptop (WinXP alone is 200 € over here, OfficeXP is another 600, passing over the price of cheaper laptop hardware).
What do you guys think, would there be a market for this? Are any of you interested in this kind of thing (not specificly from us, but in general - we only sell in Belgium with azerty-be keyboards, BTW -).
One of the issues we need to address is type a good manual to go with the systems (for those not yet used to Linux).
Can we use the Ubuntu logo in these?