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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RE[2]: HP is absolutely right
by Liquidator on Fri 6th Feb 2009 15:22 UTC in reply to "RE: HP is absolutely right"
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Windows Vista nor XP has detected all my hardware I have to hunt for a lot of drivers, I mean almost nothing works out of the box. On the other hand, in Ubuntu all my hardware is supported out of the box

I have experienced exactly the opposite.

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Quiet, you! Everybody knows that every XP and Vista install on reasonably mainstream hardware crashes like crazy and is virus-ridden and blah blah blah blah.

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