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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google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

who told you that?

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cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/246677/netbook-version-of-windows-7-wil...

Its all over the place "Starter Edition" Its crippled in a whole host of ways.

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Jinx101 Member since:
2009-02-08

Except the average person can't even buy that edition... you fail to mention that. It's basically going to be given away for free in developing countries. You fail to mention that also. What are facts to you though?

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