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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RE: No demand from RETAILORS
by mlauzon on Wed 1st Aug 2007 15:23 UTC in reply to "No demand from RETAILORS"
mlauzon
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2005-07-25

Possibly being pressured by MS not to sell it, which tends to be the case in most instances.

And, yes I do know what I am implying...there was a computer store in Toronto that refused to sell Linux products, but sold Windows products only; turned out MS threatend to pull their reseller license if they started selling Apple or Linux-based products.

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