iTWeb: Pre-Loaded Linux–Game On!

“You have to hand it to The New Novell–it is really taking the
bull by the horns. Some weeks ago, Brainstorm Special Focus did
some worldwide window-shopping for PCs anywhere on the planet that
come pre-loaded with Linux. There were none we could see–certainly
not the comprehensively tested, supported, indemnified and
software-supported sort we were looking for.

“The timid would say there had to be a reason for that. Maybe
the market wasn’t ready. But to local MD Stafford Masie’s thinking,
there’s absolutely no reason Novell couldn’t do such a deal with
hardware original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). After all, Novell
gives these hardware pioneers and the Linux community access to its
R&D, support and indemnification…”

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