Posted by: Anonymous
on November 18, 2007 07:30 AM
Thank you for replies. When I posted this, I did not mean that it does not work (I use Linux and OpenSolaris myself and have no troubles to get to the net). It was in context of "mainstream acceptance". As far as I remember: with both Verizon and Comcast, I needed an account activation software, which they provide for Win or Mac only (I dual-boot). The other funny story was: I got a call from Verizon about their FIOS internet service, when I answered that I run Linux the telemarketing person was confused and only with the supervisor's help informed me that they don't support it. How that fits into "mainstream acceptance"? And how many of the surprised buyers (who just wanted a cheap PC) would be like "oops, this is not Windows"?
I also wonder how many of those gOs PCs will get WinXP on them immediately after the purchase (legal or pirated, does not matter)?