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[News] Microsoft Launches Its Own "Save XP" Campaign to Save Self from Linux

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MSI Wind Notebook Launched Now: Linux with Intel Atom processor in summer

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| The Linux based models of the Wind will be available at the same site later 
| this summer for $399 MSRP. 


Computex Taipei: Fear, Loathing and the Mini-Laptop War

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| ASUS expects Eee PC sales to double to 10 million units next year, but boy 
| has it got some stiff competition ahead.  


There is just this /huge/ number of articles about laptops that run GNU/Linux
at the moment. It's hard to keep track of which is which. No wonder Microsoft
was so scared of losing the battle on low-cost laptops. It started dumping (XP
for as little as $18). 2010 reasons to worry about:

Windows XP given additional resuscitation

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| Linux eat the entire emerging market, Microsoft has chosen to let Vista play 
| the fall guy again. 


Microsoft Extends XP Deadline for Low-Cost PCs

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| Microsoft has been under pressure from computer makers to provide a version 
| of its OS for an emerging class of very low-cost laptops and desktops. Its 
| new Windows Vista OS is widely seen as too resource-hungry for those 
| machines.   



Microsoft stock drops amid slumping sales 

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| Microsoft Corp., whose Windows software dominates the personal-computer 
| market, fell 6.2 percent Fridayin Nasdaq trading after sales slumped, casting 
| doubt on whether PC demand can hold up in a slowing economy. The software 
| maker reported a 24 percent drop in sales of Windows last quarter and 
| forecast earnings that may miss analysts' estimates.     
| [...]
| "The risk is that Linux gets a foothold and then affects their long-term 
|      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| revenue significantly." 

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