I think you’re a tad confused there Steven. Linux doesn’t do hardware. If the device don’t look cool and if it doesn’t have a cool intuitive interface, then Joe Consumer is not going to care how cheap an alternative tablet will cost. People, sadly, don’t care enough about DRM, or they would havetold iTunes to go soak its head years ago. A Chrome OS tablet, an Android tablet or any other mobile device Linux OS isn’t going to matter if it isn’t attractive, easy to use and has some killer must have apps. Until something of that ilk come along that has that crave aura about it that goes beyond geeks and fanbois, I don’t see anything coming up that’ll challenge or compete well enough.
Read his column and the host of blog commenters who disagree with his assertions here