Good Morning Silicon Valley
Published: Tuesday August 3, 2004
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Got anything without so much Windows in it?
Hewlett-Packard today becomes the first major PC
manufacturer to offer a Linux-based laptop when it
uncrates the HP Compaq Business Notebook nx5000, a $1,199
Centrino laptop that comes preloaded with SuSE Linux. The
machine will no doubt be welcomed by Linux users tired of
installing their preferred OS on machines preloaded with
Windows. "In this industry, (given) the amount of money
companies spend on marketing, sometimes vendors seem to
have a surprisingly thin idea of what people want to
buy," according to RedMonk analyst Governor, a veritable
quote machine today. "Preinstalled Linux on laptops and
PCs is an idea whose time has come."
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Good Morning Silicon Valley is written and edited with
the able assistance of John Murrell.
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