Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2008 23:23 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "After the incredible success of the Asus Eee PC, other manufacturers are ready to get their piece of the pie. This means that within the next few months we are going to see this segment go from just two devices - the Eee PC and the Nanobook (which has yet to come out in the U.S. but which we have been hearing about for some time) - to many more." Another article on the Eee says: "Five of the 10 best-selling notebooks, including the top three models this weekend do not run Windows or Mac OS X. In fact, they are different models of the same diminutive notebook the Asus Eee PC - that runs on Linux."
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A great introduction..
by theARE on Thu 31st Jan 2008 09:12 UTC
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2006-11-30

Of course the biggest plus point of the Eee and it's upcoming competitors is that it is introducing linux to many people for the first time. They are doing that in the the best possible way - showing that linux "Just Works".

The hope has to be that people who are introduced to Linux through the Eee will then consider Linux for their desktop systems as well.

I really think that these devices are Linux's best chance of breaking in to the public consciouses in a big way. There has never been a better opportunity for Linux take a big leap forward in it's adoption.

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