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[3]: HP is absolutely right
by spiderman on Fri 6th Feb 2009 15:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: HP is absolutely right"
spiderman
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2008-10-23

It does make sense to me.
I was never able to install Windows XP neither on my laptop nor my desktop. The screen just goes blank (monitor or video driver?).
Linux installs on my desktop with all drivers I need out of the box and on my laptop, I just needed to install wifi driver.

Edited 2009-02-06 15:51 UTC

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