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[3]: Addiction
by earlycj5 on Sat 7th Feb 2009 14:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Addiction"
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Heh, I think every one of those programs you list I have installed on my XP machine at work.

That said, I wouldn't trade my Ubuntu HD installation in that same computer for daily use with XP. XP has too many memory problems when I'm working with large datasets in R being a big issue for me. At least with 64bit Ubuntu I can use all 4GB of RAM installed in the machine too.

It's all in what you need and are used to. I'm convinced there is no one size fits all, that's why there are multiple OSes. Just because it doesn't work for you doesn't mean it won't work for me spouting things like this as the truth couldn't be farther from.

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