We have hardware manufacturers and OEMs willing to crank out supported systems. The last barrier to adoption are retail chains catering to the Wintel monopoly. Read all about it in a thoroughly researched report by The Association of Open Source Software Companies of Portugal.
“We conclude that retail oligopolies are very prone to filtering new products independently of the likelihood of their acceptance by consumers when the new products compete with heavily establishedÂ ones.
The Linux on laptops combination became viable relatively late, in terms of Microsoft presence. But having been technically possible and economically interesting for many years, it isÂ stillÂ keptÂ out of the market by the retail anomalies described in this article. That happens even in the presence of interested consumersÂ and suppliers.Â
We therefore question the effectiveness of the existing legal framework (section 5) with the following statement: from the standpoint of consumers and suppliers, the behavior of a small number of dominant retail chains is not significantly different from that ofÂ aÂ singleÂ retailer.Â
Regulators Â shouldÂ evaluateÂ theÂ direct Â andÂ indirect Â losses Â causedÂ by Â this Â situation  andÂ put corrective measures in place.”