Orders have gone out from Microsoft, to the trolls on COLA, to use the
term 'locked down' in any Linux netbook fud, to help convey the feeling
that Linux netbooks are somehow inferior to windows, which is as *open*
as your hip pocket allows it to be.
In reality, no Linux netbooks are 'locked down', they're all able to have
other Linux distros installed on them, any time the owner wants.
And if he can't do that himself, he can pay someone who can, in the same
way he will need to pay microsoft big bucks to get his lame XP home
netbook to run Ms Word!
Remember all Linux netbooks come with Open office, *installed*.
> The ludicrous decision to lock Linux down was soon shown to be silly
> when Windows based ones were "open" (you could install your existing
If we wish to reduce our ignorance, there are people we will
indeed listen to. Trolls are not among those people, as trolls, more or
less by definition, *promote* ignorance.
Kelsey Bjarnason, C.O.L.A. 2008