Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Jan 2013 22:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Acer, the Taiwanese computer maker that's suffered two consecutive annual losses, posted strong sales of notebooks using Google's Chrome platform after the release of Microsoft's Windows 8 failed to ignite the market. Chrome-based models accounted for 5 percent to 10 percent of Acer's U.S. shipments since being released there in November, President Jim Wong said in an interview at the Taipei-based company's headquarters. That ratio is expected to be sustainable in the long term and the company is considering offering Chrome models in other developed markets, he said." HP is also planning a Chrome OS laptop, and it's been at the top of Amazon's charts (whatever that means) for a while now. In case you haven't noticed - the desktop world, too, is changing. Nobody wants Windows 8 (touch or no), so OEMs are finally looking elsewhere. We're finally getting what we wanted 13 years ago.
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Ubuntu based laptops
by microFawad on Tue 29th Jan 2013 05:34 UTC
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They must also release Ubuntu based laptops with good specs. I think they can earn more if they get serious about Linux (specially Ubuntu, Chrome OS) based devices. I think they must also consider building phones for Firefox OS instead of crap Android.

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RE: Ubuntu based laptops
by Kivada on Tue 29th Jan 2013 12:04 in reply to "Ubuntu based laptops"
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Or you could just buy from one of the shops that does nothing but factory installed Linux hardware.

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RE[2]: Ubuntu based laptops
by microFawad on Wed 30th Jan 2013 06:07 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu based laptops"
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You are right and I think System76 is the best among them. But the problem is none of them ship their products to my country. So currently I am using Dell Latitude E5530 which is Ubuntu certified laptop and comes with 11.10 pre-installed. Of course I upgraded it to 12.04.1 LTS ;)

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v RE: Ubuntu based laptops
by twitterfire on Tue 29th Jan 2013 12:21 in reply to "Ubuntu based laptops"