I noticed a post about an ASUS netbook with Ubuntu GNU/Linux and was curious where it was sold.
Using Google search with
- asus 1015px blk003U found 790 hits
- asus 1015px blk003U site:.it found 430 hits
- asus 1015px blk003U site:.br found 4 hits
- asus 1015px blk003U site:.com found 299 hits most of which are from Italy or about the product being sold in Italy.
So, GNU/Linux on netbooks is not dead, just localized… Anticipating claims of “old stock” I looked up this message about interpreting the serial number. The first character is the last digit of the year and the second character is the hex month (1-C). So, this unit starting with “C1” was made in 2012-01.