What's This?!! Asus partnering with Microsoft?!

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    impossible Guest

    impossible, Jan 8, 2009
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    peterwn Guest

    On Jan 8, 5:38 pm, "impossible" <> wrote:
    > All the nixophile D'Losers will be absolutely fuming now!
    >
    > http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/techtracks/2009/01/06/ces_netbo...


    Interestingly Microsoft has had to succumb to market forces here. If
    Microsoft had its way ASUS and others would have been forced to make
    their low-end offerings Vista (the Ford Edsel of operating systems)
    compliant.

    Instead Microsoft has been forced to allow the continued use of
    Windows XP to bridge the gap until it has a new appropriate offering
    ready.

    Nice try, Microsoft shill.
     
    peterwn, Jan 8, 2009
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    impossible Guest

    "peterwn" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Jan 8, 5:38 pm, "impossible" <> wrote:
    >> All the nixophile D'Losers will be absolutely fuming now!
    >>
    >> http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/techtracks/2009/01/06/ces_netbo...

    >
    > Interestingly Microsoft has had to succumb to market forces here.


    Yes, market forces -- let's think about that. Asus tried to create a market
    for cheaper nix-based netbooks, but it turned out that the demand for
    Windows was much greater. Asus discovered that it could sell many more
    Windows-powered EEEs at a premium price and so greatlyi mporve its
    profitability. Partnering then with Microsoft to get a cut rate on Windows 7
    was a no-brainer.

    > Microsoft had its way ASUS and others would have been forced to make
    > their low-end offerings Vista (the Ford Edsel of operating systems)
    > compliant.
    >
    > Instead Microsoft has been forced to allow the continued use of
    > Windows XP to bridge the gap until it has a new appropriate offering
    > ready.
    >


    Yes, and nix is back to being an after-thought. Market forces are a bitch,
    aren't they, sport?
     
    impossible, Jan 8, 2009
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