Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Apr 2008 21:51 UTC
Windows "What do you do if your flagship operating system isn't designed to run well on a popular new class of hardware? It's a problem currently faced by Microsoft. Budget laptops like the Asus Eee PC with minimal amounts of RAM, relatively slow CPUs, and solid state storage have proven popular, and Vista wasn't designed to operate well within such hardware confines. In response, Microsoft is reportedly planning to extend the availability of Windows XP for the budget laptop category."
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by alucinor on Wed 2nd Apr 2008 14:42 UTC
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Linux's stronghold will probably never be the current PC world as we know it today, but will mostly likely be established on the smartphone and networked realtime/embedded devices. Over time, these modular components will probably displace the monolithic PC -- that is once their capacity is good enough you can just walk up to a monitor and keyboard with one, and it remotely connects to this terminal via its embedded Linux bios and voila, your smartphone is now operating as the tower in an ad-hoc PC system. Features like this will hinge on having something that is very secure, lean, modular/flexible, and can be quickly adapted to many different and interesting hardware architectures and configurations. I wonder what OS fits those categories.

Edited 2008-04-02 14:50 UTC

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