Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 23:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Acer is planning to sell Linux-based PCs to the UK market, the company told ZDNet.co.uk. On Thursday Acer contacted ZDNet.co.uk with the following statement: "At this moment in time Acer UK does not have a PC available with Linux pre-loaded, but we are looking at introducing one in the future." This appears to represent a reversal of Acer's previous statements on the matter, which suggested that the manufacturer had no plans to sell PCs here with a pre-installed open-source operating system.
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Slowly, but surely.....
by leech on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 23:30 UTC
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2006-01-10

Ok, I may as well say it.... "Year of Desktop Linux?" Well, I've never been one to tout that, but then again, with Dell selling them first nationally in the USA, then soon to be internationally, and then Acer starting to sell on the other side of the Atlantic, I think perhaps this (probably next) will be the Year of Desktop Linux.

This is good stuff. First comes the OEMs, then comes the developers, then perhaps we'll actually have some fair competition.

The only downfall I see to Linux becoming more popular, is that all those businesses that thrive on the pain of others, like anti-virus and spyware removal companies will be crying all the way because there won't be as many customers.

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