Linked by David Adams on Sat 20th Aug 2011 15:38 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Editorial In five years, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst sees the traditional desktop becoming obsolete.
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RE[5]: Business Computers
by unoengborg on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 23:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Business Computers"
unoengborg
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"The netbook market died because it was too expensive to support both Linux and Windows. The solution was to put Windows on the netbooks, and to make that work the netbooks needed more memory and hard drive. That together with the price of a windows license quickly made these devices too expensive for the consumer, that preferred a low end normal laptop with better performance.


Yeah, and manufactures tend to want to support an operating system that works more often than not and that customer actually find useful. Maybe that had something to do with it too.
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Yes, they probably do, but the netbooks with Linux I have seen worked just fine, or at least not worse than their Windows siblings, so I doubt that had much to do with it.

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