February 22, 2008
Linux Laptops Reach Critical Mass
A few years from now, open source pundits may consider February 2008 the tipping point for Linux laptops. Why is that? Glad you asked. The open source world is buzzing right now about EverexÃ¢â¬â¢s CloudBook, an Ã¢â¬ÅultraportableÃ¢â¬Â Linux laptop available from Wal-Mart and several leading Web sites. Officially, the tiny $399 laptop isnÃ¢â¬â¢t available until February 21. But itÃ¢â¬â¢s already generating big sales, according to several sources in the know. Simply put, CloudBookÃ¢â¬â¢s arrival is a defining moment Ã¢â¬â a critical milestone Ã¢â¬â for Linux on desktops and laptops.