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[4]: Competition is good
by lemur2 on Thu 31st Jan 2008 22:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Competition is good"
lemur2
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""but it can't run Windows applications"...
I agree - the quoted sentiment doesn't seem to affect Apple laptop sales"

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That's because the two big killer 'apps' that make people say "but it can't run Windows applications" actually run on Macs. Namley MS Office and the Adobe/Macromedia stuff. When people say "but it can't run Windows applications", most of the time they are talking about those two application suits.
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OpenOffice 3.0 will take care of that.

http://blog.gobanquet.com/index.php/openoffice-3-has-pdf-import-nat...

Full OpenDocument (ODF) support. PDF import, editing & export. Office 2007 XML support. Webpage authoring. Integrated email & PIM.

More features than Office 2007 (because Office 2007 can't do ODF or PDF). Free (as in zero cost). Open (as in "freedom" - especially freedom from lock-in). Community support. Standards support. Cross-platform. Future-proof (no forced upgrades to new versions). Interoperability. In addition to all that, it doesn't burden you with any new "ribbon" GUI learning curve to cope with.

Edited 2008-01-31 22:53 UTC

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