Linux has always been pretty easy to get your hands on. You just pick out your favorite distro, download it and install. Piece of cake, right? Until recently, it has been much more difficult to get Linux preinstalled on a machine, unless it was a server. Dell has already begun offering systems that include Ubuntu rather than Windows, for a decent savings. It appears that Acer is now following in their footsteps.
While it doesn’t look like Acer has launched an entire line of Linux-based machines, however, there has been an advertisement in Singapore for an Acer Aspire 5710Z with Ubuntu preinstalled.
According to the advertisement you can pick one up for around $660 which is a savings of around $100 when compared to the same model with Windows Vista Home Premium. Unfortunately this appears to be only available in Singapore. Lets hope that this promotion ends up turning into a full-blown line of Ubuntu laptops from Acer.
Acer installs Ubuntu [via theinquirer]