So, I'm really jonesing for an M3800 developer edition. What I'm not jonesing for so much is the price, which is kind of out of budget. A refurb M3800 off of eBay is in-budget, but it comes with That Other OS. Is there a place I can download Dell's mods to Ubuntu for the M3800, or could I just put in off-the-shelf Ubuntu and it would all work?
Typically, you would just need to download the standard Ubuntu ISO. I can't find any Dell specific repositories for client software, so you should be good with all the default drivers except for the graphics drivers.