A Tale Of Two Netbooks

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Interesting to compare the experiences of two different companies, both
    offering buyers a choice of Linux or Windows XP on their respective
    mininotebooks/netbooks: Asus and MSI. One basically created the netbook
    market, did its own special tweaks to improve the user experience, and is
    expecting to ship 5 million of the machines this year, of which at least 2
    million will be running Linux.

    The other is shipping an off-the-shelf Linux distro from a company in bed
    with Microsoft, and is reporting higher return rates for its Linux
    offering.

    <http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2008/oct/08/linux.windows>
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 9, 2008
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Gordon Guest

    On 2008-10-09, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:
    > Interesting to compare the experiences of two different companies, both
    > offering buyers a choice of Linux or Windows XP on their respective
    > mininotebooks/netbooks: Asus and MSI. One basically created the netbook
    > market, did its own special tweaks to improve the user experience, and is
    > expecting to ship 5 million of the machines this year, of which at least 2
    > million will be running Linux.
    >
    > The other is shipping an off-the-shelf Linux distro from a company in bed
    > with Microsoft, and is reporting higher return rates for its Linux
    > offering.
    >
    ><http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2008/oct/08/linux.windows>


    A parabable which I miss
    Gordon, Oct 9, 2008
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