As you can expect, Huawei is doing this by embracing Linux! More specifically, the Chinese company is turning to an excellent Linux distribution that is developed in its home country of China -- deepin. This is huge news, and a big blow to Microsoft. Look, 5 or 10 years ago, a PC manufacturer would be dead without access to Windows. These days, however, Linux largely removes that stranglehold.
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Over on Vmall.com, a Huawei web store that only ships within China (sorry, fellow Americans), three of Huawei's laptops can be had with deepin installed instead of Windows 10. Those computers are the Huawei MateBook 13, MateBook 14, and MateBook X Pro. This is exciting, as one of the prettiest Linux-based operating systems (deepin) is coming pre-installed on some very elegant hardware. And yes, these computers cost less than the Windows versions.
Should consumers hope that Huawei drops Windows entirely and only offers Linux-based operating systems? No, because choice is good and Windows 10 isn't totally bad. In fact, some people find Microsoft's latest operating system to be quite good. However, any company operating outside of the USA (not only China) should be prepared with a backup plan.
Would you buy a Huawei laptop pre-loaded with Linux if it was sold in the USA? Please tell me in the comments below.