Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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RE: Comment by Redeeman
by Moulinneuf on Wed 25th Jun 2008 23:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by Redeeman"
Moulinneuf
Member since:
2005-07-06

Let's consult reality :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netbook

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_netbooks

You would be wrong , most of them are XP loaded and have a GNU/Linux choice available.

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RE[2]: Comment by Redeeman
by google_ninja on Wed 25th Jun 2008 23:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by Redeeman"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

xp and linux dominating the low performance machine market doesn't say anything about the other 99% of the market. Most HP laptops have hardware that doesn't even support xp anymore.

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RE[3]: Comment by Redeeman
by Moulinneuf on Thu 26th Jun 2008 00:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Redeeman"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

I am invoking the Microsoft astroturfer laws agaisnt you :

"99% of the market"

Sure if you enter the Microsoft bubble of ignorance , put your hand on your hears and start chanting " La la la la la la can't hear you".

The most used OS is still GNU/Linux worldwide , Before you quack start saying no there is more Chinese , Hindou and Africans , Brazilian , Columbian , Russian then the rest of the planet put together , followed by windows 2000 in business. Followed by XP in customer market. You also have Apple to account for and last but not least as they are very vocal the BSD's with there 0.5%.

Your high end laptop example from HP with Vista is not even 0.01% of the market ...

What make the netbook category special is it's a new category , not just new offers.

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RE[2]: Comment by Redeeman
by Redeeman on Wed 25th Jun 2008 23:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by Redeeman"
Redeeman Member since:
2006-03-23

yes and netbooks are a... lets consult reality(or how did you put it?) WHOPPING COMPLETELY IRELLEVANT piece of the market..

sure, its nifty and all, but its so small, that desktop linux is a giant compared..

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RE[3]: Comment by Redeeman
by Moulinneuf on Thu 26th Jun 2008 01:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Redeeman"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

Intel , Everex , Asus , HP , E-Lead , Quanta Computer , Sinomanic , MSI , Lenovo , Acer Inc , Maxdata Belinea ,
Dell , Elonex , Gigabyte , Medion , VIA , Packard Bell , Emtec , etc ...

All making netbooks ... There is a bigger investment for hardware as opposed to software.

GNU/Linux desktop is #1 worldwide in usage and #2 in sales as been for years. More user's , more offer , more company , more language , more country and it's cheaper.

Even Ballmer and Microsoft acknowledge GNU/Linux as the leader and there biggest competitor.

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