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This observation is particularly important because adoption of small GNU/Linux laptops depends on it.
Web-based applications, play a significant role here.
The seminal and exceptionally successful move from ASUSTe K ignited many similar ones, more latterly from Dell and Acer, which even promised to focus on GNU/Linux.
This so-called ‘race to the bottom’ provides a valuable lesson about the merits of Free software in personal computing. In order to answer these questions, let’s step aside for a moment and consider disruptive trends.
In order to view this in from the right perspective, I also discuss an ongoing transformation of what companies often refer to as “the desktop” and why disruption plays a considerable role.
This angle explains why existing monopolies battle against such change or — when all else fails — attempt to absorb that change, sometimes by means of devouring one’s competition.