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: Poulsbo Chipset?
by JohnFlux on Mon 9th Feb 2009 11:41 UTC in reply to "Poulsbo Chipset?"
JohnFlux
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PowerVR does provide linux binary drivers. (I know because it was my job to write them). Although they are closed source and require licensing. I can imagine a company 'saving money' by only licensing the Windows version or something.

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