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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RE: HP is absolutely right
by 3rdalbum on Fri 6th Feb 2009 10:02 UTC in reply to "HP is absolutely right"
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<<But XP with freeware, yes it is freeware like firefox, AVG, zonealarm, spywareblaster, openoffice, spybot installed garuanteed to be as safe as linux distro.>>

1. No. You know nothing about security. You know *less than* nothing about security. Computer security is a design process, not a "download lots of software and hope it can delete all the malware as it comes to you" process. Linux has the design, Vista has some design, Windows XP does not. Windows 7 might not unless Microsoft pulls its finger out.

2. Who the hell wants to run AVG, Zonealarm, Spywareblaster and Spybot Search & Destroy on a freaking netbook? That sort of software makes full-spec notebooks sluggish; what do you think it will do to a ultra-cheap netbook?!

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