iTWeb: Pre-Loaded Linux--Game On!
Sep 28, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carel Alberts)
"You have to hand it to The New Novell--it is really taking the
bull by the horns. Some weeks ago, Brainstorm Special Focus did
some worldwide window-shopping for PCs anywhere on the planet that
come pre-loaded with Linux. There were none we could see--certainly
not the comprehensively tested, supported, indemnified and
software-supported sort we were looking for.
"The timid would say there had to be a reason for that. Maybe
the market wasn't ready. But to local MD Stafford Masie's thinking,
there's absolutely no reason Novell couldn't do such a deal with
hardware original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). After all, Novell
gives these hardware pioneers and the Linux community access to its
R&D, support and indemnification..."