Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2008 23:23 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "After the incredible success of the Asus Eee PC, other manufacturers are ready to get their piece of the pie. This means that within the next few months we are going to see this segment go from just two devices - the Eee PC and the Nanobook (which has yet to come out in the U.S. but which we have been hearing about for some time) - to many more." Another article on the Eee says: "Five of the 10 best-selling notebooks, including the top three models this weekend do not run Windows or Mac OS X. In fact, they are different models of the same diminutive notebook the Asus Eee PC - that runs on Linux."
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It's a New World out There
by Peter Besenbruch on Thu 31st Jan 2008 03:12 UTC
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I found the point raised at the start of the second linked article hard to believe, so I went and checked for myself. Of the top ten, ninth place is taken by an HP machine running Vista. First, second, fifth, and sixth place are taken by various Macbooks. Third, fourth, seventh, eighth, and tenth place are taken by the various flavors of the EEE PC.

Not quite what the author of the article found, but stunning, none-the-less. Times have changed. I wonder if anyone in Microsoft's management checks these things?

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