Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 11:15 UTC
Microsoft "'We have said think it over. Think twice', Wang is quoted as saying, 'It will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem and other brands may take a negative reaction. It is not something you are good at so please think twice.' Wang went on to suggest that if Microsoft moves ahead with its tablet plans, the Taiwan-based Acer might replace the software giant as a partner. 'If Microsoft is going to do hardware business, what should we do? Should we still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?', he is quoted as saying." Or, you could just build stuff that doesn't suck. Just a suggestion, Acer.
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RE[2]: Stunt
by ze_jerkface on Wed 8th Aug 2012 03:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Stunt"
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You know there is another side to that story which is that those early Linux netbooks had support issues.

Ubuntu broke a Dell netbook that had Ubuntu pre-installed. But I realize many of you are in denial of the 6 month update n break problem.

Changing distros won't matter, it's just the nature of Linux. Dell would have to create and support their own distro which includes hiring a team of developers to deal with kernel churn while insuring compatibility.

Linux is not designed as a fail-safe desktop OS and Linus doesn't give a f*** about success on the desktop.

Linux can somehow compete with Windows on the server by those same OEMs that Linux fans claims are part of some ebil M$ conspiracy.

The harsh reality is the desktop Linux is not free. There is no license fee but it still comes with a lot of costs. XP was much better for granny and cheaper. Linux is dead on the desktop and it's too late for any revival. Android is the future of consumer Linux.

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