Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th May 2008 18:11 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Hardware, Embedded Systems As we all know, the Eee PC, running a modified Xandros, has been a major hit for Asus, and because of that, also a major hit for Linux. The device proved that a computer with a pre-installed Linux distribution can still be s successful machine, and many hoped that this would push Asus and other vendors to produce more computers with Linux pre-installed. This hope could be in vain after all if the new Windows XP-based Eee PC has anything to do with it.
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Pricing... Now I'm confused
by Splinter on Thu 8th May 2008 00:35 UTC
Splinter
Member since:
2005-07-13

From the ASUS Australian site, they are ONLY advertising 20GB versions. BOTH XP and Linux versions are 20GB and the pricing is different to the article.

EeePC with XP Home $799 AUD
EeePC with Linux $649 AUD

All hardware specs the same... So Windows is COSTING you $150 AUD.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Where are you looking? I have not found any pricing. Here is confirmation from Asus about the 12GB Windows/20GB Linux issue:

http://au.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=10956

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Splinter Member since:
2005-07-13

Where are you looking? I have not found any pricing. Here is confirmation from Asus about the 12GB Windows/20GB Linux issue:

http://au.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=10956


http://www.asusnotebook.com.au/eee-pc.php is where I found the pricing mentioned.

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