Dell Inspiron 910 with Ubuntu Linux installed
By the end of this week, Dell is expected to ship their new Inspiron subnotebook, a small (8.9" screen, 2.2 lbs) inexpensive competitor to the Asus eee PCs. These machines will have an option for flash based hard drives, and are shipped with either Ubuntu Linux (the cool kids' choice, which is pretty usable for non-technical people these days) or Windows XP. If I were going back to school this fall, I'd want something like this to take to class. Use the money you save by not getting a MacBook to pay for all your textbooks.