Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st May 2009 10:44 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Back when the whole netbook thing started, Asus was king of the hill with a focus on netbooks with Linux pre-installed. Since they were kind of popular, it didn't take Microsoft long to start working together with Asus to 'port' Windows XP to the Asus line of netbooks, and with that, to other netbooks as well. The result was that Linux netbooks are now harder to find for many people. While Dell committed itself to Linux on netbooks, Asus has decided to just skip the first date and jump right into bed with Microsoft.
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Hoax
by Isolationist on Sun 31st May 2009 14:05 UTC
Isolationist
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2006-05-28

It is clearly a hoax, take a look at the whois for the website and then take a look at the video that sports XP on an Asus EEE PC 701???

Do Microsoft really want to advertise XP instead of Vista or pre-W7. Also, do Asus really want to advertise all of this on an old 701???

I wish journalists would do some proper work like getting down to the truth of the matter instead of going with the same stories as other websites like: slashdot, digg, theregister, etc.

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RE: Hoax
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 31st May 2009 14:23 in reply to "Hoax"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Ehm, if this is a hoax... Then why do Asus' own sites link to it?

http://www.asus.co.uk/eeepc/1008HA/

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RE[2]: Hoax
by AnyoneEB on Sun 31st May 2009 16:40 in reply to "RE: Hoax"
AnyoneEB Member since:
2008-10-26

Because, as mentioned in other comments, that does not appear to be Asus's site. http://uk.asus.com/ is with the Eee PC 1008HA page at http://uk.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=24&l2=164&l3=0&l4=0&model=2912&... . I got there by going to http://asus.com/ , selecting UK as my region, and doing a search.

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