Acer's New "Jekyll/Hyde" Laptop

Check this out: PCWorld.com - Acer Readies New Notebook, Tablet PC

I think this is a first -- a laptop that is shipping with both Windows and Linux. OK, it doesn't have a full copy of Linux in there, but it uses Linux to power the "instant-on" mode that is used to playback DVD and CD media. Push a button and 10 seconds later this thing is ready to show a movie on it's 15.4 inch display. Not bad. Is this the first computer to ship from the factory in a dual-boot-ish configuration?

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