View Full Version : Acer to offer Android/Windows dual-boot netbook in Q3 2009

Tristam Green
June 5th, 2009, 03:12 PM
from TheRegister:

Yes, the machine, currently scheduled to ship in Q3, will be a dual-boot box. According to reports, Wang said such a set-up was necessary because it's not yet clear that consumers want Android.

That means Acer's netbook customers will be paying the Windows tax no matter what, ensuring the Android-equipped laptops won't be any less expensive than Windows-only netbooks. [...] (http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/06/05/acer_android_windows_dual/)

While this stinks at first glance, it makes sense from a certain point of view. I don't know that this has been done with any Linux offerings, but perhaps it *could* boost visibility if other manufacturers were to do this?

June 5th, 2009, 03:22 PM
That's OK as long as there is a button in Android: "Remove Windows crapware."