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Looking for Linux, but sold out

Jan 21, 2009, 13:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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"The message for Acer and other manufacturers: up your ratio of Linux netbooks. While North America seems to be the main market for these machines, about 30% of which run Linux by most accounts, among my dwindling options for obtaining the right Linux netbook were in Canada and the UK. However, the shipping costs added onto my minimal netbook expense of ~$350. While there were a number of online outlets that were sold out of the Linpus version, most of these same places had hundreds, sometimes thousands of XP netbooks in stock. It became quite frustrating to have to skip over all of those XP listings, and it reminded me a bit of the penguin chase for Linux PCs that I experienced years ago."

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