To be quite honest, I would not like ANY Linux distro pre-installed on a laptop!!!
I do not want Windows either!
I would like for hardware manufacturers to disassociate themselves with software altogether!
When I buy a computer I want to pay for the hardware. Period, all stop! I will worry about what works with Linux and what does not, just give me a CLEAR description of ALL the components in your laptop, including the manufacturer and product number of the components. Everything. Webcam, wireless, broadcom, video...
With that information I can make an informed decision of what parts I want in my laptop. Then I would not need to worry about the manufacturer tailoring any Linux distro to work with the hardware.
And Windows has nothing to do with anything. If I want Windows I will buy a boxed disc from Microsoft. One without all the manufacturer BS that they add. The stuff that causes Windows NOT to work! After going through this on 3 HP laptops I now know that the problems most people have with Windows comes from this. I replaced the Vista Home Premium HP edition on two laptops with Vista Ultimate direct from Microsoft packaging and had no more problems. Windows 7 Ultimate from Microsoft packaging is likewise solid and enjoyable.
There would no longer be any of the problems we have now with Microsoft strong-arming computer and parts vendors. There would be no more questions of a monopoly. Things would be infinitely better. No one would have an advantage. And people would be forced into learning at least a little more about their computers, at least enough to get through an install. In the end this would save them money because they would not fear a reinstall as much and would be able to at least do this themselves.
So say "no" to preinstalled Linux!