|FROM ||Ron Guerin
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] any linux laptop ideas of late
|On 10/24/2011 06:47 AM, Robert Menes wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 6:38 AM, Ruben Safir wrote:
>> Anyone have an idea for a Linux preinstall, about 13 inches and less
>> than 5 pounds? Seems like Dell is not currently making anything
> And AFAIK Asus seems to have abandoned the idea of preinstalling Linux
> on their Eee PC line.
> We had this talk on Thursday regarding OEM support for Linux on laptops, and
> the general opinion is that unless OEMs can learn to start giving people choice,
> and that Linux is here, is not queer, and is here to stay, it'll never happen.
Just to clarify, I think the problem isn't one of Microsoft malevolence
so much as OEMs taking the easy way out. Linux is too important to be
kicked off the boat everywhere, but this could be a problem for new OSes
yet to be created maybe.
> By the way, Ruben, have you any advice or support you can offer for NYLUG?
> We're in a pretty bad pickle right now. The mailing lists will tell you more.
I think the thing that is most important is that a healthy user group is
about its community, and the people who pitch in and make it a community
instead of a cabal or a company.