Although I was extraordinarily excited about Dell’s Zino HD I was quickly let down to find out Linux is NOT offered as an operating system choice. At the base model (even adding some some features) the price point is great in my opinion. The base model of the Inspiron Zino HD can be had for just a little more than $200. I had read rumors that Linux was offered on the Zino HD, after attempting to customize one of the models I found there was no Linux option available. After a few days I called Dell and spoke to sales representative who assured me the Zino HD was not available with Linux. The rep was quick to push me toward another Inspiron for around $500 that came with Linux. At this point I explained that my interest was more involved with purchasing a unit that does NOT come with Windows, than a unit that is offered with Linux, even if a discount is not granted. Still the response was the same. If Dell does offer the Inspiron Zino HD with Linux or at least without Windows I will most certainly purchase a unit. Of course this assumes they will not only offer Linux on a high priced model. My guess is that Dell has some contract with Microsoft on the Inspiron Zino HD in relation to the new release of Windows 7. Until then I’m off to find other low priced mini/multimedia computing solutions that are more open to the idea that not EVERYONE wants a Microsoft product.