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: Maybe an overdue step
by jbauer on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 09:14 UTC in reply to "Maybe an overdue step"
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By dis-allowing the Windows XP option for new netbook/netpad devices, Microsoft may actually help the development and viral dissemination of a Linux-based netbook/netpad focused user experience. This is my hope.

Sure, 'cause they're gonna be replacing it with Windows 3.1, a system that actually Linux might have a chance to beat.

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