BestBuy's Site Recommends Windows-Only Software For Linux Laptop

A tech blogger noticed something strange when trying to purchase a Linux laptop on BestBuy.com. The system's automatic recommendations for that Linux-based laptop included Windows versions of Microsoft Office and Norton Antivirus.

Rich Menga, who reported the item for a PCMech.com story, commented better than I could: "Hey, Best Buy. It's a distinct possibility that Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 for Windows and Norton AntiVirus 2008 for Windows won't run correctly on an EeePC with Linux. Just a hunch."