Posted May 17, 2003 11:34 UTC (Sat) by tres
In reply to: Linux-compatible parts
Parent article: Where are the Linux laptops?
And, when they have offered Linux they didn't offer a dual-boot system with Windows as well, something Durey says many of his customers are looking for.
This is probably due to their contractual agreements with MSFT. I don't remember if this was changed as a result of the anti-trust trial or not. It should have been.
This is fixed on paper as a result of the anti-trust settlement but you can bet your bottom dollar that Bill & Steve have made it very clear to the OEMs that depend on Microsoft for survival that pissing on their campfire is a no-no. None of these OEMs advertise deals with Linux and the ones that are available are usually difficult to find on thier websites. The possible exception to this might be IBM's Linux campaign but that is more for the bigger systems not the desktop/laptop market.
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