[ubuntu] Dell inspiron 17

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I will soon be purchasing a new laptop & currently the Dell Inspiron 17 is my favourite. I have been looking around for compatibility issues and it seems to be fine. The only thing I can't find for definite is support for the 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330. I am aware that ATI have had bad support in the past for Linux but I am also aware that this support has improved over the last year or two. I have confirmed that the Intel® GMA X4500HD option works fine. Also what has happened to the option of having the Dell pre installed with Ubuntu? I have been told that it should be in the personilise menu under operating system but the only choice I can find is Windows. Do Dell no longer provide this option as that would solve the issue immediately. (Hardware)