Surely M$ does not approve. Is this another sign that M$ is losing its grip on OEMs? You can find “No OS” products from ASUS all over the world. Finally, an OEM is recognizing that there is a market for computer geeks who are willing to do a bit of work for $50 off the price. The solidarity of partners is now in question. If the partners can make as much money by not sharing with M$, why should they? The result is more choice for consumers. Amen. Is ASUS responding to the market or behaving like a lost sheep needing rescue? Will M$ “rescue” ASUS by giving them still better a deal? Will the market decide what to buy based on price and performance? Stay tuned.
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My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.