Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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RE: One point...
by cyclops on Tue 4th Dec 2007 23:00 UTC in reply to "One point..."
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"While having an all Intel based laptop is a giant step in the right direction, buying a laptop from a maker that isn't Linux friendly is not. Intel chips cover ninety percent of the laptop with the remain ten percent being proprietary to the manufacturer. (eg. BIOS and ACPI)"

Yes because the BIOS is the think that stops all those Linux stops everything being installed...oh and ACPI, Oh wait no its not.

I hope you have looked into the FSF reimplementing the BIOS, and have signed up...If its that important to you. ;)

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