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Zemlin to Linux OEMs: Yer Doing it Wrong

Mar 11, 2009, 14:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)

"Zemlin believes that current netbook manufacturers are not realising the full potential of Linux on netbooks, because they apply the same strategy to Linux as they do to Windows, which he deems as an outdated business model. He claims this has given Microsoft time to catch up to Linux on netbooks (and Microsoft now claims that 80-90% of netbooks are sold with Windows XP). ,p>"Zemlin urges netbook makers to create additional value for Linux netbooks, instead of parroting the traditional model of "create operating system, go to vendor, ask them to pay X amount per device, have them ship with device". "While all that's great, we can do a lot better," Zemlin added."

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