Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Mar 2009 17:23 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems To further prove that analysts' projections are just informed guesses, two major analyst firms just presented a completely different outlook on the netbook market and where it is going. Even though both project major growth, one of them sees a very bright future for non-Intel netbooks, while the other sticks with Atom.
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RE[2]: hmmm
by ElCabri2 on Wed 11th Mar 2009 22:20 UTC in reply to "RE: hmmm"
ElCabri2
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2009-03-11

Yeah. Just wait till you got to deal with the "wife" test, see how that works for you.

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RE[3]: hmmm
by bnolsen on Thu 12th Mar 2009 03:54 in reply to "RE[2]: hmmm"
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2006-01-06

Works great. I put archlinux on her laptop which had XP on it. She was very happy that the machine was much faster and was able to use gnumeric and abiword just fine.
The "not windows" part will affect some people and not others. I believe price point will end up being the biggest player here which will be affected by the economy.
The bad economy and high unemployment means companies will be looking to cut costs. Overhead is the first to get cut, and that's IT.
Who's more likely too keep their job? Someone who stubbornly wants to run only windows or someone who's open to trying something new that's a little bit different (but cost wise far cheaper).

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