Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th May 2008 17:40 UTC
Windows Last week, we reported on a peculiar price difference in Australia between the Linux and Windows versions of the Asus Eee PC 900, the new model in the Eee line. The Windows model was 50 USD cheaper than the Linux model - the Linux model did have a bigger hard drive, but interestingly, the version with the smaller hard drive was not available as a Linux machine. This gave rise to speculation that Microsoft had been putting pressure on Asus to favour Windows XP over Linux. It appears Microsoft's assault in this segment of the market goes deeper than just Asus and the Eee alone.
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by cookieninja on Mon 12th May 2008 21:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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I was thinking about that too! Since when was Xandros a non-profit organisation or some kind of saintly charity.

For all we know, they could have been charging an unusually high price for their software and/or services to Asus in the belief that there was little to no competition, and that could explain part of the reason for the size of the price difference.

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