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Old 03-10-2007, 06:16 AM   #1
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LXer: HP sees Linux desktop nearing critical mass

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The good news, according to an HP executive, is that the company sees "the Linux desktop nearing critical mass." The bad news, for would be off-the-shelf Linux desktop buyers, is that it's still not there yet. Doug Small, HP's worldwide director of open source and Linux marketing, explained that while "the number of indicators we look at -- the noise level, the interest in the products on the market, the interest in our forums -- are all tending to heat up for Linux during the last six months or so." However, "It's still not been enough to get a pre-configured Linux desktop or laptop on the price list."

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This reminds me of our experience buying a 98 Ford Explorer. We wanted a new color called "light denim blue"
I asked why there were not more cars in stock with that color. Answer: "We don't sell many in that color."

but perhaps if they stocked some........
(that color became quite popular for several years)

What if we were to have a really simple law requiring vendors to disclose that owning a computer does not require you to use Windows, and to simply make a choice available by some means.


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