Preloaded Linux for home users? I'm not holding my breath, but Dell's making all the right noises.
From the Changelog: Sun Oct 1 23:50:53 CDT 2006 Slackware 11.0 is released. Thanks to everyone who helped out and made this release possible. If I forgot you in the ChangeLog, mea culpa, but you know who you are, and thanks. :-) Enjoy! -P.
Per the changelog, slackware-current is now Slackware 11.0 RC1.
Many people sympathetic to the free market are not at all sympathetic to open source. I used to be one of these people.