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Ubiquitous Linux, Or, How to Become a Household Commodity

Jun 02, 2008, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)

"Whether it was to your taste or not, there's no denying the ASUS Eee Linux subnotebook was a massive sales success. Demand far exceeded initial production so it's not surprising competitor models are on their way. And here's why the hardware manufacturers are going to bring Linux to the masses far in advance of any amount of Ubuntu fanboyism.

"I'd be surprised if you haven't heard of the ASUS Eee, or seen it in catalogues. It was a surprise hit of 2007 and in many respects was like bringing the One Laptop Per Child project to the developed nations (with reliable power sockets...)"

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