Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 23:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Acer is planning to sell Linux-based PCs to the UK market, the company told ZDNet.co.uk. On Thursday Acer contacted ZDNet.co.uk with the following statement: "At this moment in time Acer UK does not have a PC available with Linux pre-loaded, but we are looking at introducing one in the future." This appears to represent a reversal of Acer's previous statements on the matter, which suggested that the manufacturer had no plans to sell PCs here with a pre-installed open-source operating system.
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RE[3]: Slowly, but surely.....
by kaiwai on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 14:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Slowly, but surely....."
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

I hear that a lot, but I never see any figures. I suspect *some* Linux PCs get Windows installed over them, but in the end the thing that matters is that Linux gets more exposition. Even if only some of the PCs keep Linux, it's a positive thing.


True - lets also remember one thing - how many end users know how to install Windows? sure, there will be those who will try to take advantage of changing but for the vast majority, it'll load, there will be an office suite, browser, chat application etc. etc.

Its all about marketing - also, for the vast majority, a computer is for work - its a big thing bought, especially in regards to the third world (and developed world), and not something that should be wasted with games (I've heard that many times from parents) - so in regards to games, its a non-issue.

If for every time I saw a PC the parents bought their kids a games machine I was given a dollar, I would be the richest man on earth.

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