View Full Version : Lack of a really workable Linux choice

December 13th, 2010, 07:37 PM
"In reality, there were technical flaws in the plan: the scarcity of reliable multi-Mbps 3G; teething problems with translating the ARM/Linux combination of the smartphone to a larger device; the entrenched position of Windows in the netbook's business base; and the lack of a really workable Linux choice, with Android still immature and geared to small screens. So most netbooks were, in reality, low cost and low power Wintel mini-notebooks with hard drives useful enough for their portability, but not a radical departure, and strictly a companion product rather than a PC killer" theRegister (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/13/google_revives_network_computer_again/)