Another Blow To Wintel: UK Retail Shelf-space

Recently, “Fed up with Windows? Had enough of Apple? Grab yourself a slice of history with this HP laptop. The first manufacturer installed Ubuntu machine available from a UK retailer.” consumers in UK have been offered GNU/Linux by eBuyer on a notebook by HP. eBuyer offers several machines with GNU/Linux. Under the “laptop” category, you can find, “OS Provided / Edition

  • Google Chrome (8)
  • No Operating System (1)
  • Ubuntu (1)”

It’s about time. This shows M$ may have delayed GNU/Linux on the desktop when it stifled netbooks but FLOSS is just too good an idea to die.

See HP 255 G1 Laptop.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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3 Responses to Another Blow To Wintel: UK Retail Shelf-space

  1. wolfgang wrote, “not on shelf. ebuyer on-line only and not have shelf at all”.

    Who cares? They have 3 million registered customers. That’s the same order of magnitude as a big box store.

  2. wolfgang says:

    …very interesting….

    but not on shelf. ebuyer on-line only and not have shelf at all. just tiny storage space for add. definitely one linux laptop for sale there, though. of course about 250 windows laptop also available there for sale. 0.4% of business nothing to sneeze at for linux though. good job.

  3. dougman says:

    Chromebooks are sweet, no more malware and are easy to refresh!

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