The netbook display item was lifted from a shopping mall Carphone Warehouse store in broad daylight by using bolt cutters to sever the stranded wire tiedown.
Several larger laptop PCs preloaded with Microsoft Vista sitting in the same shop display area were reportedly left unmolested in the heist.
As the individual who posted this news item on the Ubuntu UK mailing list observed, "Even thieves don't want Vista."
Linux netbook thieves ignore laptops
By Egan Orion on Aug 28, 2008 7:48AM