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"Our contacts with OEMs say that it really was that bad, the depths of their hatred for Redmond right now is truly unprecedented, and all are hard at work on a Plan B that is Microsoft free."

Let's hope that means more Ubuntu/Linux laptops in the near future, and laptops that are actually $100 cheaper than their Windows counterparts, not $300 more expensive, like that Dell one.




I'm pretty sure they'd like to use Android everywhere. Given that it has already so many apps and customers know the name. Additionally the OEMs get a lot more freedom than what they have with Windows, yet won't feel as lost as with any Linux distribution.

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It seems like what Canonical ought to do is release an "Android Distribution" which happens to include the GNU userland, but also runs all the Android apps.

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