Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 19:15 UTC, submitted by caffeine deprived
Microsoft Microsoft for the first time has named Linux distributors Red Hat and Canonical as competitors to its Windows client business in its annual filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The move is an acknowledgment of the first viable competition from Linux to Microsoft's Windows client business, due mainly to the use of Linux on netbooks, which are rising in prominence as alternatives to full-sized notebooks.
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RE[3]: Maybe
by JPisini on Fri 7th Aug 2009 12:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Maybe"
JPisini
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2006-01-24

Hah, Asus is not a good example. It's their fault they chose a pathetic cut-down excuse for an os that is Xandros, no one else's. Had they gone with something more mainstream it would've worked, but they failed to pick an os that was worth much and further didn't even test it out. Asus is a bad example if you want to site Linux's deficiencies as that was their fault all the way.



I can only speak for myself but Xandros is my main OS I use it every day for both work and play. It is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but it works and works well for what I need/want my machine to do. This is why Linux is as popular as it is no one distro/OS is perfect for everybody but there is a choice of what you want to use.

Edited 2009-08-07 12:23 UTC

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RE[4]: Maybe
by darknexus on Fri 7th Aug 2009 17:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Maybe"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Yes, but Asus didn't use full Xandros, it was significantly cut down. To add to the difficulty, Asus's Xandros repositories frequently did not work and couple that with bugs in their own GUI updater and their system was doomed to fail.

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