Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 09:40 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu As if we are watching an episode of The Scary Door, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth has praised Windows 7, and welcomed Microsoft's latest operating system into the fight. Shuttleworth made his remarks in a short interview with The Register.
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Paid by MS
by miro on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 10:42 UTC
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2005-07-13

From the article:

"While Microsoft isn't exactly be subsidizing Windows on netbooks, the existence of Windows XP is undercutting the flag-ship product."
WTF? not true

Why are netbooks so important? It's a market tipped to grow, recent economic woes aside, and it's a market not yet dominated by Windows to the exclusion of all other operation systems.
WTF: maybe it won't ever be dominated...

etc. full of shit not worth your time.

Edited 2009-01-22 10:42 UTC

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RE: Paid by MS
by 3rdalbum on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 10:28 in reply to "Paid by MS"
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2008-05-26

""Why are netbooks so important? It's a market tipped to grow, recent economic woes aside, and it's a market not yet dominated by Windows to the exclusion of all other operation systems. ""

Try buying a Linux netbook in Australia that ISN'T the 7 inch EeePC. I managed to get an Acer Aspire One with Linux, but I hear that the new Aspire One revision doesn't have a Linux option. They all come with Windows now, and I'm sure this probably isn't too far from the truth in other countries too.

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