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: Acer and Linux
by danger_nakamura on Wed 8th Aug 2012 17:01 UTC in reply to "Acer and Linux"
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Acer normally do a terrible job when it comes to things like ACPI compliance, I had to force linux to use a DSDT image with Fedora Core 4 as the one in the hardware was very Windows Specific.


Not disagreeing, but to be fair...

This may be indicative of their presence as a Windows OEM. In other words, they had no interest in meeting standards because if it "Just Works" for Windows then that was good enough. It may even be possible that they were encouraged in this attitude.

A foray out of the Magic Kingdom may result in a different view towards things like ACPI.

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