[News] Lenovo Markets GNU/Ballnux Laptops ($552), Says "Eliminates Virus and Spyware Downtime"
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A Linux ThinkPad
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| I was gladdened yesterday when techbargains.com reported a sale on a new
| Lenovo ThinkPad R61 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop ($552, see below).
| It's not everyday that you run into a major PC vendor selling machines
| pre-loaded with Linux (excluding servers).
| Perhaps pre-installing Linux will become more popular, in part, due to a
| Vista backlash. Or, the popularity of Linux of ultra-cheap laptops (where
| Vista doesn't belong) such as the Asus EEE PC, will lay a foundation for its
| expansion. Once people see and touch and smell recent editions of Linux,
| they'll realize it is no more different from Windows XP than is the Mac OSX.
| And, as Lenovo says, Linux "Eliminates virus and spyware downtime".
That's an unusual thing to add. Last week, the MSBBC openly slammed Windows
Acer laptops with Ubuntu Linux available now
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| I think this is a temporary offer only, and I don't have many more details
| than what is in the product page, but it looks like Acer is making a limited
| laptop series available now with Ubuntu Linux pre-loaded.
Acer: PC industry 'disappointed' with Vista
| Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to
| openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the
| Financial Times Deutschland on Monday. Â*
| Lanci said the operating system was riddled with problems and gave users and
| businesses no reason to buy a new PC, according to the report. Taiwan-based
| Acer is the world's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, after HP, Dell and
| "The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," Lanci said.
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