On Thu, 04 May 2006 08:19:20 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Dell are said to consider Linux (pre-installed) laptops in France.
> Whether it spreads across the globe, we shall see. They already sell
> Linux desktops, servers and they even bundle Mozilla Firefox in the UK.
More likely to come from a new start up designing a new concept of low
cost machine that is not seen to be a laptop but could take laptop market.
eg Device that is ROM based and saves all your files to a USB key or your
web based directory. Maybe mounts G-mail as a filing system or something
and is sold by Google. Could be a mobile phone that has a VGA out to
connect to a full size monitor and USB for a full size keyboard but has
OpenOffice etc included as standard. Phones now come with cameras, GPS
satnav, MP3, E-mail etc so why not an office suite? If you buy it for
£100 with your contract then why bother with a laptop?