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: So did they change XP a lot?
by kerframil on Sun 31st May 2009 20:20 UTC in reply to "So did they change XP a lot?"
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Last time i had an XP installation on my Notebook i was shocked at how unusable XP is for mobile usage. If you use an User account without Administration privileges, you can't even change your energy saving options, which is hilarious.

Yes, that is very annoying. In fact it is possible, but it's a question of adjusting the ACLs on the relevant registry keys so as to be a little more permissive. I posted about it a while ago:

I can understand that, in some environments, it may be desirable to lock down such settings but that's what group policy is for really. Unfortunately, they didn't fix it in SP3 but did in Vista.

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