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Toshiba Italy Mulls Pre-Loaded Linux Notebooks

May 01, 2007, 13:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"Toshiba's Italian channel sales and marketing operation reportedly is considering offering pre-loaded Linux in its Tecra, Satellite, Portege, and Qosmio notebook lines, according to a story published online last week in the Il Sole newspaper.

"Luigi Cattaneo, country manager for Toshiba's Italy Computer Systems Division, reportedly acknowledged that Hewlett-Packard and Acer own more than 50 percent of the Italian Windows laptop computer market, and that one way for his company to move ahead would be to offer pre-installed Linux as an option, the newspaper reported..."

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