Linked by Quentin Hartman on Mon 14th Jul 2008 09:58 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Linux So you thought Linux was the key to the Eee PC's success? Not so, according to ASUS. "The bulk of the requests and requirements we see in the marketplace are for the model with Windows rather than Linux," says Henry Lee, Acer's senior product manager. "It's a give and take between simplicity of usage for the masses versus full customisation. The Linux version is really only to use exactly what is provided, and someone in the know can easily remove what's been installed. But consumers are accustomed to the Windows environment, and the Windows version will be a stronger player eventually." Editor's Note: More broadly, this piece examines whether the popularity of the Eee and its Linux-bearing cousins will be sustained, or if they will ultimately get beaten out in the netbook space by Windows-based versions. What do you think?
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stabbyjones
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2008-04-15

"[q]As Asus said,
What we are seeing more this days is people who multi-boot. They keep windows for games , use Apple for video editing and try or use GNU/Linux for the rest. "

Aha... and you know this how? [/q]

Because every single person in the world runs their operating system for one task apparently. which also means everyone who edits a video owns a mac.

In my experiences with dual booting i stop using the second OS after 2 days.

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