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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RE[2]: Competition is good
by burnttoy on Thu 31st Jan 2008 11:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Competition is good"
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"but it can't run Windows applications"...

I agree - the quoted sentiment doesn't seem to affect Apple laptop sales - yeah, they _can_ run Windows (so can EEE) but, how many actually do?! My experience says not very many at all. My testers like their Macs but use Bootcamp to run XP/Vista for application testing but most casual Apple users I know don't seem to bother... or be that bothered.

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