Lenovo wants to launch a $250 laptop soon
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| At the Davos World Economic Forum, Lenovo's CEO Bill Amelio said: "There is a
| market for $200 PCs and $250 laptops. We think it's really close to be
| getting there. Over the next 18 months, you'll see some offers from Lenovo
| that are going to be able to get into that spot. There are 5 billion people
| out there that don't have a computer."
Linux is about to take over the low end of PCs
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| Opinion -- Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same
| time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is at such a
| tipping point right now and the result will be millions of Linux-powered PCs
| in users' hands.
| Microsoft will fight this trend tooth and nail. It will cut prices to the
| point where it'll be bleeding ink on some of its product lines. And Windows
| XP is going to stick around much longer than Microsoft ever wanted it to.
| Still, it won't be enough. By attacking from the bottom, where Microsoft can
| no longer successfully compete, Linux will finally cut itself a large slice
| of the desktop market pie.