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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autumnlover
Member since:
2007-04-12

Care to tell me one thing: I've noticed you trolling in almost every single post here talking crap about Linux users..but why? Are you really that bitter?


Trolling ? Context of this news is quite obvious. "Budget" laptops are capable to run XP, not Vista, so Microsoft is considering to extend the XP availability period for such devices.

Consumers like to have a wide choice. And what people usually choose when they had to choose between Vista, Linux and XP ?

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Consumers like to have a wide choice. And what people usually choose when they had to choose between Vista, Linux and XP ?

In the case of low-power, low-cost budget laptops they only get to choose between XP and Linux. But the problem is, people go for these kinds of laptops because of their very low cost. Cost is the primary factor you see. So, my hunch just is that people will choose Linux because that way the overall cost is lower than one with XP. But as said, that is a personal estimate and we don't have enough statistics to say anything definite, not even "usually" yet. Maybe in a year we'll get some better stats though.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

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Consumers like to have a wide choice. And what people usually choose when they had to choose between Vista, Linux and XP?
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I tend to choose a Linux based OS but that's because I realize my available choices are more than the two brands displayed at futureshop. How many other people realize what an OS or userspace is let alone realize tehre are choices outside of what is preinstalled on the shelf display model?

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