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: Slowly, but surely.....
by funny_irony on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 04:47 UTC in reply to "Slowly, but surely....."
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Many users in Asia bought the Acer Laptop with Linux pre-install. Then they reformat it and install Windows.

If the user use superuser id and password for normal operation. It is possible for virus, worm and spyware to spread in Linux. Some Linux have DOSEmu and WINE, it may be possible to write a virus that could cross platform and infected it.

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