Vendors, laptops and Linux
Posted Mar 1, 2007 19:25 UTC (Thu) by smoogen
In reply to: Major systems vendors and Linux
Parent article: Major systems vendors and Linux
The money margins are not there. Most low-end notebooks make their costs off of the rebate Microsoft pays vendors to install the OS. The vendor then hopes to make it in size of sales and people upgrading the hardware enough that they get premium on parts (or people saying they need that high-end workstation)
Microsoft makes its money off of people then buying office, etc.
If there is not enough money to be made, a vendor is not going to try it as their starter market.
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