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[2]: Addiction
by Laurence on Fri 6th Feb 2009 10:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Addiction"
Laurence
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No, it's because linux as a desktop, still doesn't match the (now) well running/well oiled XP! Look. I've been using Linux for years now (Kubuntu, but RHEL before that), and as much as I *want* Linux to be my favourite desktop, it just doesn't have the applications and general 'glue' and windows does - which is what people want. While people talk about Win7 and Vista, I have to say, XP's still the most functional desktop O/S out there.


I guess that's a matter of perspective.
I hate using XP because, for me, it lacks many of the features I've grown to love, even depend on, in Linux (plus the DE of my choice).

In fact, I find Linux so functional and dependable that the only time I need to duck into XP is when I need to rewire FL Studio into Ableton Live (which thankfully isn't that often)

Edited 2009-02-06 10:18 UTC

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