Good news for people thinking to buy a Netbook. Asus have announced that it will ship three models of its Eee PC series preloaded with Ubuntu Linux.
This deal between Canonical and Asus will really help in promoting this open source operating system. Many people still don’t know about Linux, and its features, and they still fear to use it. Some still think that a PC means Windows operating system, which is a paid operating system, and eventually costs add up while buying a Netbook. And also sometimes this cost increases the price of Netbooks. Whereas Ubuntu is open source OS and can be downloaded freely.
The new models which will ship with Ubuntu 10.10 are Eee PC 1001PXD, 1011PX and 1015PX. However its a question why they would prefer to ship new PC’s with 10.10, when Ubuntu 11.04 has arrived. These new Eee PC’s will start shipping from June 1, 2011. Also some more models will be added to this lineup.
Chris Kenyon, VP OEM Services of Canonical said, “Many businesses are turning to Ubuntu as they look for a cost-effective, proven, and easy to use and manage operating system that can be delivered on business-quality laptops. We expect the slim form factor and great design of Eee PC, combined with the great performance delivered with Ubuntu, to produce a real performer in the marketplace.”
Asus Eee PC has a slim design, its lightweight, compact and it has upto nine hours of battery life. The Eee PC with Ubuntu is ideal for consumers and businesses. Software repository helps you in installing many free applications. Just select the software and install it.
Ubuntu already has Netbook Remix version of its Linux distribution. However those people who doesn’t know how to download and install Ubuntu, need not to fear now as it will come preloaded, also the hardware compatibility will be taken care of. There is still a large class of people who doesn’t want to bother installing any other operating system.
Thinking to buy a Netbook ? Then why not refer to this Netbook Buying Guide.