Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Jan 2013 22:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Acer, the Taiwanese computer maker that's suffered two consecutive annual losses, posted strong sales of notebooks using Google's Chrome platform after the release of Microsoft's Windows 8 failed to ignite the market. Chrome-based models accounted for 5 percent to 10 percent of Acer's U.S. shipments since being released there in November, President Jim Wong said in an interview at the Taipei-based company's headquarters. That ratio is expected to be sustainable in the long term and the company is considering offering Chrome models in other developed markets, he said." HP is also planning a Chrome OS laptop, and it's been at the top of Amazon's charts (whatever that means) for a while now. In case you haven't noticed - the desktop world, too, is changing. Nobody wants Windows 8 (touch or no), so OEMs are finally looking elsewhere. We're finally getting what we wanted 13 years ago.
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RE[9]: Why this is aweseome
by moondevil on Tue 29th Jan 2013 12:21 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Why this is aweseome"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

"moondevil""You pay the Google Tax instead.

"moondevil"
That is why I don't agree with the Microsoft Tax comments.

You don't agree with your own comment?
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Feel free to twist my words to fulfill your agenda.

I meant that I don't agree that people complain there is a Microsoft Tax while ignoring other companies are no different.

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RE[10]: Why this is aweseome
by Fergy on Tue 29th Jan 2013 15:21 in reply to "RE[9]: Why this is aweseome"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Feel free to twist my words to fulfill your agenda.

I meant that I don't agree that people complain there is a Microsoft Tax while ignoring other companies are no different.

Keeping you to your words is hardly twisting your words. I can't see how giving away open source software is the same as charging money for proprietary software.

You could explain your problem with it a little better?

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RE[11]: Why this is aweseome
by moondevil on Wed 30th Jan 2013 10:51 in reply to "RE[10]: Why this is aweseome"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

It is the OEM that charges you money, regardless how it got its operating system.

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