Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 11:15 UTC
Microsoft "'We have said think it over. Think twice', Wang is quoted as saying, 'It will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem and other brands may take a negative reaction. It is not something you are good at so please think twice.' Wang went on to suggest that if Microsoft moves ahead with its tablet plans, the Taiwan-based Acer might replace the software giant as a partner. 'If Microsoft is going to do hardware business, what should we do? Should we still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?', he is quoted as saying." Or, you could just build stuff that doesn't suck. Just a suggestion, Acer.
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RE[3]: Comment by strim
by darknexus on Wed 8th Aug 2012 19:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by strim"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

"How would a linux laptop be different from let's say a Windows laptop? Besides a different OS


Just a different crappy OS.
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Exactly. I can only imagine what kind of bloatware they would load Linux down with. Plus, remember Linpus (yuck, what an awful name) that shipped with the Aspire netbooks? Outdated, unstable, and horrifically slow. I guess, with those qualities, it did fit with Acer's usual drill, but there's no way I would ever trust them to get Linux right when they can't even do Windows. Linux is flaky enough for desktop use already (X.org, I blame you) and there is just so very much more to screw up when doing an OEM Linux.

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