Linux on Netbooks
Aug 14, 2009, 22:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferris)
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"There are many reasons that this is news. Dell is the
quintessential user computing device vendor. They have a well
recognized brand and off and on, have courted Linux on the desktop.
Linux has a lower acquisition cost for a hardware vendor -- and on
a $300 computing device, there isn't a lot of margin.
"Barring all of that strategic schpew -- the fact is, my wife
uses an Ubuntu laptop and seems to have taken to the netbook with a
minimum of fuss. I use her viewpoint as an indicator of sorts. She
doesn't hold much back in terms of criticism -- if it sucks I'm
going to hear about it in short order."