Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 17:31 UTC, submitted by shaneco
Google Rumour after rumour and story after story talk of Google wanting a piece of the netbook pie, the only pie in the computer hardware business that still tastes any good. They are supposed to bring Android, the phone operating system based on Linux and a modified version of Java, to netbooks in order to compete with Windows. Analysts are torn about whether or not Android would have a chance.
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RE[2]: What?
by vivainio on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 20:13 UTC in reply to "RE: What?"
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

are you informed at all about windows embeded standard? ;) ( http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/products/westandard/... )

it has every feature XP pro has and more if you want (or less depending on how you customize it). beats Windows home edition currently on mosy of these things. "the more you know" (music playing)


It's also double the price of XP (I think the price msft was dumping XP for netbooks was around $40).

And I doubt people will want "Windows Embedded Standard", they just want "normal windows xp".

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RE[3]: What?
by darknexus on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 20:18 in reply to "RE[2]: What?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Well technically, they wouldn't even need to know it wasn't normal WinXP. As long as it did everything XP does, and it had the Windows name behind it, most would simply accept it, as saddening as that thought is. Hell, I know some people that couldn't spot XP vs Vista if it came up and bit them. All they kno is "it's Windows."

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RE[4]: What?
by Calipso on Tue 24th Mar 2009 12:17 in reply to "RE[3]: What?"
Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

Well technically, they wouldn't even need to know it wasn't normal WinXP. As long as it did everything XP does, and it had the Windows name behind it"


I think the main problem would be that it wouldn't run the regular Windows apps that people want. People would see it as a broken version of Windows because it doesn't actually run Windows software. So if Windows Embedded doesn't run regular Windows software, it no longer 'does everything that XP does'.

(note: I'm assuming that by Windows Embeded you mean WindowsCE/Windows Mobile. If not....then I'm probably waaaay off in what I just said ;)


Edit: Alright, so I looked into Windows Embedded and see that it's not WinCE/WinMo. Guess my comment can be ignored. ;)

Edited 2009-03-24 12:33 UTC

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RE[3]: What?
by Moochman on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 21:19 in reply to "RE[2]: What?"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Ah, I guess that explains it.

When's that XP support set to run out again? Or are they really going to keep pushing it off indefinitely?

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