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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bosco_bearbank
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2005-10-12

XP shows me that the "netbook" name is a fallacy people want more than the net on these devices they want a computer

I prefer the name "laptot" myself, but unless Psion is sucessful in forcing a name change, "netbook" it is. My Fedora/Ubuntu/WinXP-running Aspire One is my laptop. I want it to do everything my previous Fedora/Ubuntu/WinXP-running laptop did, and it pretty much does - with half the weight, half the physical size, twice the RAM, and twice the hard drive space. The only area in which it's lacking is screen real estate - only 600 vertical pixels vs. 768 on the old laptop.

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