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[3]: Slowly, but surely.....
by Hands on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 13:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Slowly, but surely....."
Hands
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I hear that a lot, but I never see any figures. I suspect *some* Linux PCs get Windows installed over them, but in the end the thing that matters is that Linux gets more exposition. Even if only some of the PCs keep Linux, it's a positive thing.


One point that I haven't noticed among these comments is that *some* Windows PCs get Linux installed over them. I realize that the raw numbers may not be comparable, and I really doubt many people could hazard an accurate guess about the numbers. Proportionality may not even be comparable. The point is well made though that exposure is a positive thing in generally.

-OT I have to commend you for your correct usage of the word "moot" in your post. I can't remember the last time I didn't see "mute" instead. It's always sad to see how the English language seems to be deteriorating because people don't know the difference between very similar words. Another word that is often used incorrectly is "weary" (in place of "wary" or "leery").

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