Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st May 2009 10:44 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Back when the whole netbook thing started, Asus was king of the hill with a focus on netbooks with Linux pre-installed. Since they were kind of popular, it didn't take Microsoft long to start working together with Asus to 'port' Windows XP to the Asus line of netbooks, and with that, to other netbooks as well. The result was that Linux netbooks are now harder to find for many people. While Dell committed itself to Linux on netbooks, Asus has decided to just skip the first date and jump right into bed with Microsoft.
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RE: Our products now suck less...
by matej on Sun 31st May 2009 11:31 UTC in reply to "Our products now suck less..."
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If this is really by Asus, this is the message they send:

"Yesterday we sold netbooks with broken software, but we didn't said you. Today we do, but you do not get a refund, a software update or a new netbook. Instead we ask you to buy a new netbook. If you buy this new netbook, you also will be screwed, but obviously we do not yet tell you. In less than a few years we will tell you the hardware of your netbook sucks. We will tell you that this is the reason why your Windows netbook got slow and why it got infected with virusses and other malware. Of course, this is still a secret today."

I wonder how much Microsoft had to pay Asus to damage its own reputation.

Does someone feel interested to create a website (or banner) that highlights this? For instance . On this website it can be written that Asus today claims it sold broken netbooks and that its customers do not get a refund or any other free fix. Of course this website should link to the website. ...with a little press attention this can drive Asus to withdraw the whole campaign B-)

Another idea is to create an online petition for Asus EEE Linux owners. This petition should ask Asus to send *free* Windows XP licenses to Linux Eee PC owners *because* Asus today claims the Linux netbooks they sold are broken.

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