"Members of the Linux community have complained that the hot new
sub-notebook from Asus, the eeePC, may have violated the spirit of
the Linux General Public License (GPL). Some Linux advocates claim
the eeePC has not included required source code with the installed
Xandros Linux distribution and does not easily enable users to
install another distro. However, there are indications that eeePC
fans probably don't care.
"The Asus eeePC has been hailed widely as a breakthrough product
that could finally succeed in markedly increasing the penetration
of Linux in the consumer computing marketspace. However, some Linux
purists are upset that the eeePC uses Xandros, a Debian-based
distribution which charges license fees and has a similar patent
protection agreement with Microsoft to the one signed 12 months ago
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