said by FF4m3 :
Does the Surface spat open the door for Linux?:
Acer's disquiet over Surface betrays the tough position manufacturers find themselves in. If Microsoft is no longer a reliable partner, what are the alternatives for kit makers who want to survive the post-PC era?
If I was a hardware vendor like Acer I would be betting on Android. Apple won't play ball, and Microsoft is a bad player. With Android you only ever need to talk to Google to get permission to use the Android branding.
Sell maybe three or four tablets, a high-end tablet and a low-end tablet, and some in-between tablets. Guarantee X amount of years of updates and get your name out there as a good producer of Android-based devices.
Ubuntu is not ready and would be a pretty risky bet at this time. It may make sense to bring Canonical to the table and keep talks open, but I wouldn't imagine any serious hedging on them too strongly yet.--
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