Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2007 21:56 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The Sony UX1XN is quite possibly one of the smallest laptops ever. Think of the smallest laptop you've ever seen, and this will be smaller. Probably. Everything about it is dinky - it's barely bigger than a thick-ish paperback book, yet it packs a full Vista-touting PC inside its diddy dimensions."
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terog
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2007-03-09

"Too bad 2K is largely considered as obsolete by hardware manufacturers and MS. So unfortunately we'll just have to live with XP shoved down our throats now.

Too bad 9x is largely considered as obsolete by hardware manufacturers and MS. So unfortunately we'll just have to live with 2K shoved down our throats now."


Ok, I got your point. And yes, MS stuff have always been shoved down our throats...

But this time it's worse than before, though. We all know that 2k was a huge step up from 9x in many ways. And even if XP wasn't that big of an upgrade, it didn't make things worse either. But Vista is whole different animal altogether - its disadvantages (e.g. drm/wga/activation/bloat) far outweight its possible advantages (IMHO).

But there may be a positive side to this too: hopefully it will make more people and businesses to reconsider whether it makes sense to stay in the MS's boat anymore.

Edit: small clarification

Edited 2007-03-17 02:40

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bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

Heh... Well I liked Win9x so I'm already weird there...

That said, I absolutely agree, but I've already made the decision to not purchase Vista. If that means I am unable to get a laptop with Linux preinstalled or empty (at an acceptable price point) then I'll either move on to the MacBooks or do without. I may love my laptop, but I'm not willing to pay the Microsoft tax. This doesn't really apply to my desktop machines, since I've always either built my own or bought one without an OS and threw on one of my unused copies at home.

--bornagainpenguin (who wishes there were non-X86, non-windows laptops with more than five hour battery life somewhere)

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