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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FooBarWidget
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2005-11-11

Yes, the whois information and the design and tone of the entirely website screams "troll" and "hoax". But I read that Asus actually officially confirmed that this website is legit, and links it from the Asus website.

I can't find the source (I'm sure I read it somewhere) but I found it highly suspicious that Asus and Microsoft didn't take any measures after all the media hype. The website is obviously infringing Asus's and Microsoft's trademarks, so if it was actually a troll then Asus/MS would have sent this guy a cease & desist.

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