Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jun 2008 22:08 UTC, submitted by TLZ_
Hardware, Embedded Systems Acer has stated that it will be pushing Linux aggressively on its laptops and netbooks. The company is already heavily promoting Linux for its low cost ultra-portable netbook range out later this year, but senior staff have said that Acer will also push Linux on its laptops. Acer has already started selling Linux in its Media PC business but this should now spread, according to Gianpiero Morbello, vice president of marketing and brand at Acer. "We have shifted towards Linux because of Microsoft," he said. "Microsoft has a lot of power and it is going to be difficult, but we will be working hard to develop the Linux market."
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the one ?!
by robinh on Wed 4th Jun 2008 22:56 UTC
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Have you seen the "Acer One" - EEE PC Killer? Looks nice:

I particularly like the part about possible HSDPA support.

It runs the "Linpus" distro which I've never heard of before. I'm assuming this is either RH or Debian based?

(or is that what they wanted me to say.........)

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RE: the one ?!
by VistaUser on Wed 4th Jun 2008 23:24 in reply to "the one ?!"
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According to the comments on that link, it is based on Fedora.

Since the last Linpus release (9.4) was in late 2007, I assume it is either Fedora 7 or 8 based.

(no Idea if any of this post is accurate or not as it is based on a single comment.)

Either way, the One looks good.

Edited 2008-06-04 23:25 UTC

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