Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Feb 2009 21:20 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Netbooks have been heralded as the foot in the door for Linux. With the launch of the earliest Eee PC models, Asus made a bold move by only offering them with Linux pre-installed; Microsoft soon responded by working with Asus to bring Windows XP to the next generation Eee PCs. Since then, Windows XP gained market share in the netbook segment rapidly, casting doubts over whether or not netbooks would really turn out to be that foot in the door. HP has today announced that its new HP Mini 1000 netbook will not be available with Linux pre-installed in Europe.
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by richey7 on Thu 5th Feb 2009 22:35 UTC
richey7
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2008-07-07

I bought my daughter an HP for her university work here in the Philippines. The school library has wifi. It came with XP. She insisted I erase XP and install Mandriva (she has Mandriva on her desktop). It installed fine and everything works including her Intous graphics tablet.

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