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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Zealotry Aside
by drcoldfoot on Mon 9th Feb 2009 01:20 UTC
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Even Unix/Linux People Betray their own Beloved OS. They also Buy XP enabled netbooks instead of Linux enabled ones. Why? Many SysAdmins Use netbooks as a fast, cheap access device to VPN into their companies, open up a quick term, and administer their boxes, Check emails "Outlook", etc. They're a victim of their own infrastructure. Most VPNs infrastructures have Only WIndows in mind. Is it ethical? Maybe not. But it's the facts as I see it.

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