Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Feb 2009 21:20 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Netbooks have been heralded as the foot in the door for Linux. With the launch of the earliest Eee PC models, Asus made a bold move by only offering them with Linux pre-installed; Microsoft soon responded by working with Asus to bring Windows XP to the next generation Eee PCs. Since then, Windows XP gained market share in the netbook segment rapidly, casting doubts over whether or not netbooks would really turn out to be that foot in the door. HP has today announced that its new HP Mini 1000 netbook will not be available with Linux pre-installed in Europe.
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It always the same thing
by moondevil on Fri 6th Feb 2009 10:15 UTC
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2005-07-08

I really hate some vendors.

Everyone seems to use Linux to attract some publicity over their products, and when they are sucessfull, ditch
Linux afterwards.

Now we are speaking about HP, but it seems that Acer is also planning to only offer Windows in northern European countries.

And what about Bioware leaving Linux behind on NeverWinterNights 2?

I really hate this embrace and stab in the community the back process. ;)

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