Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Feb 2009 21:20 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Netbooks have been heralded as the foot in the door for Linux. With the launch of the earliest Eee PC models, Asus made a bold move by only offering them with Linux pre-installed; Microsoft soon responded by working with Asus to bring Windows XP to the next generation Eee PCs. Since then, Windows XP gained market share in the netbook segment rapidly, casting doubts over whether or not netbooks would really turn out to be that foot in the door. HP has today announced that its new HP Mini 1000 netbook will not be available with Linux pre-installed in Europe.
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kensai
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2005-12-27

Microsoft doesn't need to fear Linux in the desktop? Then why they rushed out to make work a deal to get xp installed at almost no cost on eeepcs'? Because they know that in future products Linux can easily dominate, if given the oportunity. Anyways, is not Linux desktop that has to be feared.

Microsoft is at a bad state when it comes to corporate customers, Linux has already 15% of the corporate market, Mac has another percent of that market as well. So there you go Microsoft needs to fear Linux. And with a cause. But not Linux only, opensolaris is showing lots of promise for the corporate market as well.

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