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Linux Journal: Driving to Laptopia

Mar 23, 2004, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doc Searls)

"In my January 2004 Linux For Suits column in Linux Journal, here's what I said it would take to bring Linux to the laptop:

"necessity will mother invention. One of these months, some company--a FedEx, a Boeing, a General Motors, a Siemens--will call on Dell, HP and IBM to compete for filling a gargantuan Linux laptop order. The relationship with Microsoft will be strained for the winner of the contest, but they'll do the deal. They'll lean on Intel to release the Linux device drivers for Centrino. They'll work with Canon and Sony to get the device drivers written for the cameras, camcorders and scanners. They'll finish hammering out the ACPI issues. And we'll have good, cheap Linux laptops being marketed, with real advertising, by the big hardware OEMs..."

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