Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2007 06:25 UTC, submitted by JK
Hardware, Embedded Systems The Acer Aspire 5710Z has gone on sale in Singapore pre-loaded with Ubuntu Linux instead of Windows. Ubuntu is currently one of the world's most popular and easiest-to-use Linux distributions. But a spokesperson for Acer told ZDNet.co.uk on Tuesday that the company - one of the world's top laptop manufacturers - had 'no plans' to sell any Linux-based systems in the UK. "[Acer models] with Ubuntu pre-loaded are available at the factory level. However, there is no demand for it in the UK. Therefore, those configurations are not an option [for UK customers] at the moment," said the spokesperson.
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No Demand...!
by mlauzon on Wed 1st Aug 2007 14:19 UTC
mlauzon
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2005-07-25

I am not in the UK, but in Canada...don't you just love how companies are still telling endusers after all these years that there is no demand (read: no market) for our products.

For example, take all the video game companies, they've been telling us since the '80s that there is no market for RPGs in North America, that is why we hardly get any.

Stop telling us, the endusers, that there is no market...how do you know, have you actually asked us what products we use?!

Simple answer to that: No.

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