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Old 05-03-2008, 04:20 AM   #1
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LXer: Computer makers push device builders for Linux-compatible hardware

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For years, device and peripheral builders could get away with ignoring the Linux desktop market. It was too small to matter, they would say. Things have changed. At the Linux Foundation meeting in Austin, Texas, last month, major PC vendors ASUS, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Lenovo said they would be telling their chipset, component, and peripheral OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) that they were going to demand Linux-compatible hardware from them. It's one thing when Linux users ask for support; it's an entirely different thing when multi-billion-dollar companies demand it. This is an offer that the OEMs can't refuse.

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Now that sounds good, it does indeed...especially if it's not just marketing bluff.
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With Vista being unpopular, and the future of XP uncertain, it will be in their interests to push for linux compatible hardware. Fingers crossed.


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