The Register: Lindows CEO attacks Intel's Centrino Linux Lockout
Mar 20, 2003, 22:00 (17 Talkback[s])
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"Intel is going through a major internal struggle over desktop
Linux, and the pro-Microsoft marketing droids are currently
winning, according to Lindows.com CEO Michael Robertson. As
evidence, Robertson puts forward the lack of Linux support for
Centrino, the mysterious blocking of his company's request to
participate in an Intel roadshow, and the last minute pullout of
Intel speakers at his Desktop Linux Summit earlier this year.
"'Many inside Intel want to fully back consumer Linux products,'
says Robertson in one of his racier 'Michael's Minute' bulletins.
'Intel engineers are active contributors to Linux software
development and do an excellent job of ensuring that the latest
chips and motherboards have solid Linux support. They've sent many
products to our certification labs as part of that process and
we're grateful for their support. However, when it comes to
packaging those components into complete computers and announcing
their availability, strong resistance emerges...'"