I ordered my Dell PC with Ubuntu Linux on May 27. Dell.com informed me that the system would ship somewhere around June 12. Quite a long wait, but I was willing to sit tight rather than purchase a Windows Vista or Windows XP box.
Now, the problem: When I log onto Dell’s system to check my order status, the resulting Web page displays the following message: “The system is undergoing routine maintenance. Please check back in a few minutes.”
I’ve checked the system several times since late June 12 and I’ve received the same message during each visit. This doesn’t exactly give me faith in Dell, but I’m hopeful they’ll resolve the problem soon. And, with any luck, my system has already been shipped to me.