Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Thu 26th Mar 2009 02:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Techradar had a day touring Samsung's European forum and had the chance to interview Samsung's Head of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Kyu Uhm. During the session, Uhm mentioned that future Samsung netbooks will undoubtedly include Windows 7, but having a full version as opposed to the sorry Starter Edition was iffy. It was also mentioned that future Samsung netbooks installed with a Linux distribution was a slight possibility if enough customers truly wanted it.
Thread beginning with comment 355171
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Linux? Finally.
by rtfa on Thu 26th Mar 2009 10:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux? Finally."
rtfa
Member since:
2006-02-27

You are talking from a techie point of view. I saw the UI on teh Acer for the first time yesterday and I was taken aback by how easy it is. it would be perfect for anyone not interested/competent in computers but needs one for email and web etc.
Personally i'd also prefer a full distro on it.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[3]: Linux? Finally.
by B12 Simon on Thu 26th Mar 2009 13:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux? Finally."
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

I'm still running Linpus on my AA1.

I've got rid of the weird UI they put on it and got back to a fairly normal XFCE. It's perfect for my needs without all that faffing getting the hardware to work.

One day I'll put Arch/something else on there but for now I'm enjoying /using/ the thing too much to want to start distro-hopping.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[3]: Linux? Finally.
by elmimmo on Thu 26th Mar 2009 14:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux? Finally."
elmimmo Member since:
2005-09-17

I am sorry, I've read that so many times, and I just do not agree one bit…

Why am I a techy? My mom surely wants to be able to Skype me, or contact me through AIM, open Word files, and I surely do not want her to be stuck with an unsecure browser, which she definitely wants to update by itself. So wanting to put a flashcards program is high end? If anything standard Linux distros and their repositories try to make installing an easier experience than on Windows!

Building an easy to use lauchpad has nothing to do with shipping a broken product. One thing does not obligue the latter. Shipping a software platform that is not intended to be updated or customized in any way is not going to satisfy neither techies nor computer illiterates, nor anybody in between. Note: I did keep my Acer Aspire One; my mom's profile probably fits better in the group of unsatisfied masses returning them.

And in any case, if that is your point, Linux has nothing to do in the equation. You would be just as happy with a locked install of Windows shipping with a similar set of apps to the one that came with Acer's Linpus.

Edit: Sorry, I now see I somewhat started mixing threads' topcis, since I had another comment somewhat below.

Edited 2009-03-26 14:29 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: Linux? Finally.
by sbergman27 on Thu 26th Mar 2009 15:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux? Finally."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

So use Ubuntu with the netbook-launcher package installed. Or Ubuntu Netbook Remix. No need to feature Distrowatch distro #43 as the best we have to offer. (Yeah, I know, distrowatch numbers are not authoritative. But you have to wonder if being #43 doesn't mean something.)

Edit: I do note, however, that Linpus does outrank Xandros, #44.

Edited 2009-03-26 15:50 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2