Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Aug 2008 12:10 UTC, submitted by judgen
Linux As we all know by now, netbooks are the latest craze in the computing world. Small notebooks, perfect for on the go, and relatively cheap. The interesting thing is that these netbooks are often offered with Linux pre-installed instead of Windows, and this prompts many to believe that it is the netbook niche where Linux will gain its first solid foothold among the general populace. "It does a lot to level the playing field. In fact, Linux looks to be quick out of the gate," said Jay Lyman, analyst with the 451 Group. However - is that really happening?
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Linux? Yeah right!
by theCyberHawk on Wed 13th Aug 2008 16:56 UTC
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I can configure and detect my network HW without any pain and troubles in Windows XP/Vista...
Well, I've tried to do so with either Mandriva One and OpenSUSE without results and with lot of wasted time.
Although I dislike Microsoft but Linux is waaaayyy too crappy to catch on on the desktop...
Sorry, no big future.
It's better if Linux people threw there efforts behind ReactOS since I think it's the only real threat to Microsoft and the only real (viable) alternative.

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