Apricot has announced that it’s dropping the Linux version of its forthcoming netbook, because it’s “too complicated”. Originally, users had a choice of XP and SuSE Linux, but following tester feedback, the company are dropping the latter. Apricot say:
“Apricot will not be selling with Linux variants. Apricot has made this decision to ensure customers have a smooth installation of their operating system. The Linux version proved too complicated with initial testers, who would opt to purchase and install XP any way. Apricot believes that this will be a more attractive product offering for their target customers, because as soon as it is switched on, it is ready for use.”
Seriously? Too complex? C’mon guys… it’s not that hard. At least offer the option for those of us who aren’t scared of Windows alternatives.