Dell's Linux offer in Europe : still vapourware

Is Dell abusing with its Linux offer ? - lefred's own blog ;-)

Yes Fred, it's pure marketing, I talked to chatted with an online Dell sales rep earlier this week because I was looking into buying either an Ubuntu Dell Laptop or a laptop with no operating system. She had to check around but none of the above was available in Europe , let alone Belgium , she also tried the UK, all this after Dell is making big announcements in the US.

Oh and did I mention.. the laptops they offer in the US aren't even close to what I'd want ? A decent screen to start with .. not some 1024x768 Max thingie ..
I'd rather have them not selling a distro and just offer the NO OPERATING system option with all their products rather than a minimal laptop configuration that I don't care about.