Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Jan 2013 22:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Acer, the Taiwanese computer maker that's suffered two consecutive annual losses, posted strong sales of notebooks using Google's Chrome platform after the release of Microsoft's Windows 8 failed to ignite the market. Chrome-based models accounted for 5 percent to 10 percent of Acer's U.S. shipments since being released there in November, President Jim Wong said in an interview at the Taipei-based company's headquarters. That ratio is expected to be sustainable in the long term and the company is considering offering Chrome models in other developed markets, he said." HP is also planning a Chrome OS laptop, and it's been at the top of Amazon's charts (whatever that means) for a while now. In case you haven't noticed - the desktop world, too, is changing. Nobody wants Windows 8 (touch or no), so OEMs are finally looking elsewhere. We're finally getting what we wanted 13 years ago.
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RE: Ubuntu based laptops
by twitterfire on Tue 29th Jan 2013 12:21 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu based laptops"
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They must also release Ubuntu based laptops with good specs. I think they can earn more if they get serious about Linux (specially Ubuntu, Chrome OS) based devices. I think they must also consider building phones for Firefox OS instead of crap Android.


And who will buy? RMS won't buy Chrome and Ubuntu laptops because they still have firmware, that's right, disgusting proprietary blobs that act right worms trying to rot our floss world from inside the hardware. He wouldn't buy a laptop from Acer even if they release the source code for firmware unde the GPL v3 or later, because the hardware would still be proprietary.

Reiser is in jail, ESR doesn't have money, he's begging in front of the Cathedral and Linus doesn't matter since he already sold his soul to proprietary pigs. ;)

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