For decades, M$ and Intel have gotten away with hiding the price of a licence or a chip by bundling with vast majority of PCs sold retail or wholesale. In 2012 this huge burden has become unsustainable to OEMs who have to artificially inflate prices to hide the price of Wintel. With the move to ARM where Android/Linux and GNU/Linux are available at no extra charge and ARMed chips being cheap, it will be impossible to hide the price any longer. Consumers will see cheaper devices on retail shelves running */Linux and will wonder why they should pay for Wintel. This makes OEMs squirm as their tight margins become tighter with Wintel. In the coming year, will that other OS become just an option rather than the standard bundle?
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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.