"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..."