Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Aug 2008 12:10 UTC, submitted by judgen
Linux As we all know by now, netbooks are the latest craze in the computing world. Small notebooks, perfect for on the go, and relatively cheap. The interesting thing is that these netbooks are often offered with Linux pre-installed instead of Windows, and this prompts many to believe that it is the netbook niche where Linux will gain its first solid foothold among the general populace. "It does a lot to level the playing field. In fact, Linux looks to be quick out of the gate," said Jay Lyman, analyst with the 451 Group. However - is that really happening?
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by netpython on Wed 13th Aug 2008 15:19 UTC
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I hope the netbook sales will bring linux more in to the spotlight. I'm confident a lot of people could use them on a day to day basis.

Ordinary people starting to know the name linux would be something. Then again the same niche people who know will likely buy those netbooks so i doubt much will change.

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