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Linux Laptops Reach Critical Mass

Feb 21, 2008, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"A few years from now, open source pundits may consider February 2008 the tipping point for Linux laptops. Why is that? Glad you asked. The open source world is buzzing right now about Everex's CloudBook, an 'ultraportable' Linux laptop available from Wal-Mart and several leading Web sites. Officially, the tiny $399 laptop isn't available until February 21. But it's already generating big sales, according to several sources in the know. Simply put, CloudBook's arrival is a defining moment--a critical milestone--for Linux on desktops and laptops.

"Admittedly, we're not talking about millions of new Linux customers here. Everex says it initially shipped roughly 20,000 notebooks to Wal-Mart, Newegg, TigerDirect and ZaReason..."

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