Linux Laptop Retailers Fearlessly Face Name-Brand Competition
Jun 26, 2008, 14:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Linux Certified sells Linux laptops and offers IT training to
individuals and organizations. Its product line ranges from small,
affordable units to performance laptops that cost well over $2,000.
The company's customer list boasts the likes of Boeing, NASA, the
US Army and MIT. But if recent trends are any indication, Linux
Certified and similar companies that specialize in selling
computers that run Linux are about to see some of the world's
largest computer companies warm up to the open source operating
system. Major manufacturers have begun to take notice of Linux's
potential on the laptop.
"Asus announced earlier this month that sales of its primarily
Linux-running Eee PC line of small, simple laptops have surpassed
one million units since the product line was launched in October.
Not to be left behind, an executive with Acer, the world's
third-largest computer manufacturer, announced earlier this month
that it sees the open source OS as a major player in the
development of small, low-cost laptops. The company will soon
launch its Aspire One..."