I cannot believe...
...that I'm the only one who was distraught to find this headline did not in fact say:
'Novell swings into MeeGo thong'
Novell has joined Nokia and Intel in backing the new MeeGo platform, which is unsurprising given its absorption of the Novell-backed Moblin platform. Novell will put MeeGo on top of SUSE Linux, and push it out to notebook and netbook manufacturers as an alternative to desktop operating systems, just as it did with Moblin. So …
Everyone I know with a netbook, bought a Linux model to save on costs, and on receipt immediately put Windows XP or Windows 7 on it. I dare say that most shipped Linux netbooks actually end up operating under Windows if the number of WIndows installs on netbooks I've had to undertake for friends is anything to go by.
I removed XP from mine bcoz when they cam to Oz we had no choice of a Linux version. Once Ubuntu became stable, I dual-booted XP but after a 6 months period I completely removed XP & haven't had Windows running on any computer since. I have 5 under my management & they all run Ubuntu, either KDE or Gnome.
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