rogerd - 2:46 pm on Mar 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
So, does that mean Apple's dominant iPad should allow easy installation of Android or Windows? Once a product becomes a consumer commodity, manufacturers don't find it attractive to allow lots of tinkering by customers. They will incorporate features (like a Linux OS or touchscreen) when there's enough demand to allow a thoroughly tested product to be sold in quantity.
PCs are well past the hobbyist stage as far as major producers are concerned. There are still some firms and parts distributors who cater to the tinkering set, though they won't have the economies of scale of an Apple or Dell.