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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RE: Let's see...
by brostenen on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 23:59 UTC in reply to "Let's see..."
brostenen
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2007-01-16

Well...

Personally I would hope for Microsoft releasing technology and programs for linux...
That would be Direct-x or Office, IF linux gains a stronghold on the desktop-market.

Why?
Think of this case; Windows 45% OsX 30% Linux 20%...
The last 5 would be new types of operatingsystems.

If this would be the case, would Microsoft bet on Linux or OsX? The old rival, say apple, would be a lesser "companion" than the devellopers of Linux.
Bitterness within bussiness I would say..

Yet again... It's only a case!!

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