[ubuntu-uk] [marketing] Is it legal? (Asia)

Matthew Larsen mat.larsen at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 20:16:19 BST 2007

I dont think it has anything to do with demand, more price


On 01/08/07, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> Given that Acer have said that there is no demand for Linux on laptops
> in UK (article note 1) but *are* rolling out laptops with Ubuntu in
> Asia, it is notable that even in Asia, readers are not expected to
> know anything about Linux or Ubuntu.
> In the following article (note 2) Asia Cnet gives a half hearted heads
> up about Ubuntu, with the implication that the readership is totally
> uninformed about Ubuntu.
> If this is happening where Acer obviously think there *is* a demand,
> it signals just how much work we have yet to do in UK, where Acer
> apparently thinks there is 'none'.
> Extracts from article (note 2):
> =====================================
> .......'The catch: It is running on the Ubuntu Linux OS instead of the
> ubiquitous Windows operating system'
> .......'Is this legal? Don't you have to pay for the Linux license,
> you ask?'
> .......'However, note that the full retail version of Windows Vista
> starts at S$340.01 (US$216.94) for the Basic Edition. So unless you
> have tried Ubuntu Linux, it will make more economic sense to purchase
> the Acer Aspire 5710Z with Windows Home Premium Edition at S$1,198
> (US$762.95) and install Ubuntu later.'
> =====================================
> Note 1:
> Acer: 'No UK demand' for Linux laptops
> http://uk.news.yahoo.com/zdnet/20070731/ttc-acer-no-uk-demand-for-linux-laptops-20a87fa.html
> Note 2:
> How to get a discount for an Acer notebook
> http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/notebooks/ontheradar/0,39050980,62030184,00.htm
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