Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 7th Aug 2008 17:25 UTC, submitted by SBW
Hardware, Embedded Systems It seems Lenovo is being selective in which markets get Linux on its new range of IdeaPad netbooks. "People in most markets Lenovo serves, including Singapore, China and the UK, will be offered the company's new IdeaPad S10 with either Microsoft Windows XP or a Linux OS, but Australian and US computer buyers will only be offered Windows XP according to Lenovo."
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RE: maybe with push...
by Imp of the Perverse on Thu 7th Aug 2008 20:57 UTC in reply to "maybe with push..."
Imp of the Perverse
Member since:
2008-07-27

maybe if people push them... lenovo will put linux available everywhere?

with linux, it interest me


Or maybe you should just be happy that Lenovo bothered to support Linux at all.

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RE[2]: maybe with push...
by Moredhas on Thu 7th Aug 2008 23:03 in reply to "RE: maybe with push..."
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I'm unhappy, because they chose not to support Linux here, in Australia. So if I want to buy one of these, I'm forced to buy Windows. If it were a technological issue, then it would affect all territories, but it's not. It's the almighty buck. Microsoft have virtually unchallenged market share in Australia - even more-so than other countries.

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RE[3]: maybe with push...
by carlleigh on Fri 8th Aug 2008 13:58 in reply to "RE[2]: maybe with push..."
carlleigh Member since:
2008-06-19

Sorry. China probably views Australia and the U.S. as markets flush with cash. Your neighbors actually need Linux. If they can sell you the computer then maybe they can sell you Microsoft Office and their other Windows doodads. If they sell you Linux you can fend for yourself and be better off than any Windows user and they know it..

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