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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by asmoore82 on Mon 1st Jun 2009 06:14 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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I agree. "Anti-Linux Campaign" headline is pure flamebait.

"Microsoft Launches Pro-Microsoft Campaign" is more accurate, and hardly shocking.

OH COME ON, people!!

That's a part of Microsoft's game - they NEVER publicly acknowledge
the existence of Linux by name in front of the general public.

But what else is this an attack on?????
WHAT OTHER non-Microsoft OS has been pre-installed by OEMs
on netbooks?????????????????????????

BTW, /. aside, this is no hoax, ASUS's site links to it.

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