Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Apr 2009 07:26 UTC
Windows Continuing the recently started trend at Microsoft to be a bit more aggressive towards the competition, Brandon LeBlanc wrote on the Windows Experience Weblog about why Windows is such a huge success on netbooks compared to Linux. Also, what is up with that story on AppleInsider about Microsoft offering Windows-7-to-XP downgrade rights? Is that really so special?
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Downstripped Linuxes are the reason
by reez on Tue 7th Apr 2009 14:46 UTC
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I bought an Aspire ONE with the intention to replace the Linux Distribution installed on it, but I haven't thought it's THAT bad.

You basically can only start Email, IM, Office and an out dated Firefox (and no, it was not possible to easily update it). When it comes to games there were Flash (or Java) games with Ads, ....

I mean really, nobody really wants this and since most people are not able to replace this system, especially because there is no CD drive one has to buy the Windows version.

I remember when I was in the super market to test some netbooks. The people there said things like 'Oh, this netbook is bad, because it has no REAL windows'. So they think it's something down stripped. I wonder, why it has been stripped down so much. It even has the power to run Warzone2100, even if VRam is limited to 8 (eight) MBs.

So I would say it's the fault of default Linux distribution. People want more than a heavily limited set of applications.

But I haven't tried any other Linux based netbooks yet.

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