Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jun 2008 22:08 UTC, submitted by TLZ_
Hardware, Embedded Systems Acer has stated that it will be pushing Linux aggressively on its laptops and netbooks. The company is already heavily promoting Linux for its low cost ultra-portable netbook range out later this year, but senior staff have said that Acer will also push Linux on its laptops. Acer has already started selling Linux in its Media PC business but this should now spread, according to Gianpiero Morbello, vice president of marketing and brand at Acer. "We have shifted towards Linux because of Microsoft," he said. "Microsoft has a lot of power and it is going to be difficult, but we will be working hard to develop the Linux market."
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Most of Microsoft's attempts to deal with Linux don't seem to have been particularly successful. Get the Facts outlived it's usefulness. SCO ended up bankrupt, despite Microsoft's funding and they've yet to prove there's any truth to the so-called patent violations ....

Edited 2008-06-05 00:19 UTC

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