Zemlin to Linux OEMs: Yer Doing it Wrong
Mar 11, 2009, 14:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)
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"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deems as an outdated business model.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."