Apricot drops Linux from its netbook – it's apparently "too complicated"

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Apricot-Picobook-pro.jpgApricot 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.

Apricot (via the Register)

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Duncan Geere

One thought on “Apricot drops Linux from its netbook – it's apparently "too complicated"

  • I did not even know that Apricot computers were still going. I had a very basic 286-based Apricot PC many years ago. If they did netbooks with Linux that would be great, but if they only are offering XP, then I will not be buying their hardware again. Linux is great, and I have been using it for years, and found that on the whole it is easier to use than Windows and most things just work.

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