[ubuntu-uk] [marketing] Is it legal? (Asia)
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Wed Aug 1 22:18:50 BST 2007
Price? I dont understand, please explain?
Matthew Larsen wrote:
> 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
>> Note 2:
>> How to get a discount for an Acer notebook
>> alan cocks
>> Kubuntu user#10391
>> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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