Dell Goes Open Source, Ships OS Free Desktops

We agree with Dell: You don’t need a pre-installed OS. If you are looking to go bare bones with your desktop, Dell’s n Series is about as bare as it gets, shipping with FreeDOS instead of Windows, a first for the mail-order PC maker.

This means that out of the box you can install the communist Linux variant of choice. Or, if you have one of those Windows disks laying about, you can use that. If you’re feeling really frisky, you might even be able to get OS X to load up.

Of course, you can opt to have Dell do the Windows work for you, but where’s the fun in that? Prices range from $624 to $749 and include decent procs, 512MB to 1GB or RAM, and 250GB SATA hard drives, stock.

Dell’s n Series []