Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Feb 2009 21:20 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Netbooks have been heralded as the foot in the door for Linux. With the launch of the earliest Eee PC models, Asus made a bold move by only offering them with Linux pre-installed; Microsoft soon responded by working with Asus to bring Windows XP to the next generation Eee PCs. Since then, Windows XP gained market share in the netbook segment rapidly, casting doubts over whether or not netbooks would really turn out to be that foot in the door. HP has today announced that its new HP Mini 1000 netbook will not be available with Linux pre-installed in Europe.
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by Ringheims Auto on Thu 5th Feb 2009 21:54 UTC
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Many people are in a way addicted to Windows, as a result of ignorance. It even goes as far as the understanding that anything else is less trustworthy. Well, reality is quite the opposite. For me I don't dare using Windows (any version) for anything else than gaming, since it's security holes are comparable to a swiss cheese and I am not competent enough to know how to protect it.

Sad thing that this scepticism, mixed with ignorance, spread by Microsoft and its resellers, are stagnating the market to such a degree.

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