Linux Mint Forges New Deals with OEMs

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http://www.thevarguy.com – The most recent buzz related to desktop Linux OEMs has centered around Canonical. But Linux Mint, the Ubuntu-based distribution that remains fiercely independent of Canonical, has been striking deals of its own with hardware manufacturers to preinstall Mint on their devices. Could there be a commercial future for this outspoken member of the open source channel? Linux Mint traces its history back to 2006, when the project released the first versions of its flagship operating system. Those releases were based on Ubuntu, and Mint has remained closely associated with Ubuntu from a technical stand (IT news)