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 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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RE[2]: No Demand...!
by mlauzon on Wed 1st Aug 2007 15:14 UTC in reply to "RE: No Demand...!"
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I know about the ones from BioWare, I do not include them in what I said...of course I should have been more specific. I was talking about all the RPGs that Japan has -- and has had; predating BioWare -- that none of the gaming companies want to translate to English because they still believe there is no demand in North America. There is a lot of demand for Japanese RPGs, gaming companies still stick to some unproven notion that is going on 30 years old that no one in NA really likes RPGs...well it's been disproven time and again.

It's the same thing that Acer is doing to the people of the UK. Did they ask...again the answer always tends to be "No"; it's a bad business choice. Sharp did the same thing to Canada, when they came out with their Linux-based PDA, we had to buy it from the US which cost us almost two times as much. I, and other consumers -- possibly -- are getting tired of this.

What if your favourite videocard, etc. vendor decided not to sell a certain card where you live, but sold it everywhere else?

What has id Software to do with anything, until they bring out an RPG?

Edited 2007-08-01 15:20

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