Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jun 2009 21:52 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Currently, there's a lot of hype around Android on ARM-based netbooks, a type of netbook arriving later this year. However, despite the obvious choice for Android and other Linux systems, NVIDIA has openly stated their preference for... Windows CE. ARM and Asus are also quite sceptical about Android on ARM netbooks.
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RE: So did we
by kaiwai on Fri 19th Jun 2009 12:09 UTC in reply to "So did we"
kaiwai
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"The world soundly rejected the first netbooks that came out with Linux,"

And so did we, the Linux community, since the Linuxes netbooks came with was about as crap as you can get any Linux distro to be.

Do it right, then it might work.


You've got that right; they could have chosen from Fedora, Ubuntu or even OpenSuSE. Heck, they could have gone one step further, created a relationship with Novell and bundled Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop along with a custom repository for extra hardware support.

From the layman's position where I stand it is almost as though OEM's deliberately sabotaged Linux through their incompetently choosing a know-nothing distribution and failing to mould the distribution to properly support the hardware.

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