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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RE: Why worry about HP
by earlycj5 on Fri 6th Feb 2009 19:29 UTC in reply to "Why worry about HP"
earlycj5
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I agree, why worry, just buy the netbook and put Linux on it if you please. You can get the most of the components if not all through repositories and install them. It's just Ubuntu.

But still, what's this about HP making poor netbooks? I don't know of anyone else that makes anything as nice as the 2133/2140 series. Everything else looks like a toy.

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