Linked by David Adams on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 16:36 UTC, submitted by Amy Bennett
Windows As of today, Microsoft won't allow manufacturers to install XP on new netbooks," says blogger Kevin Fogarty. "That doesn't mean corporate customers who special-order hardware with XP won't be able to get it, or even that its market share ( 60 percent!) will drop any time soon.... It just means XP has taken the first babystep toward obsolescence and the long (really long, considering its market share) slide down toward the pit of minor operating systems like the MacOS X (4.39 percent) , Java ME (.95 percent) and "Other" (which I think is an alternative spelling for "Linux" (.85 percent).
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RE[2]: Maybe an overdue step
by bornagainenguin on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 05:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Maybe an overdue step"
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darknexus posted...

I doubt this will help with Linux adoption on netbooks, given that Windows 7 runs fine on recent netbook hardware.

Except those are no longer rightfully considered "netbooks" and are in fact tiny laptops. Go back and consider the specs of the first and second generation netbooks, as typified by the eeepc and compare them with what often gets released with Windows seven. Not even close is it?


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