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[5]: HP is absolutely right
by raver31 on Fri 6th Feb 2009 15:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: HP is absolutely right"
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What does someone need to learn for a Net Appliance?
Firefox ? Thunderbird ? An explorer type program from accessing your files ?

Netbooks are appliances, simple as that.

Take a trip up to your local computer store and ask them to stick an Aspire One with Linux out on display for people to play with. They love it for some reason, I think it is the simplicity of the 4 boxes on the display.

Edited 2009-02-06 15:54 UTC

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