On Nov 11, 7:34 am, Mark Kent <mark.k...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> RonB <ronb02NOS...@xxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> > Terry Porter wrote:
> >> Our resident genius Flatfish the Wintroll, never considered Netbooks
> >> important, oddly neither did Microsoft, yet Netbooks are setting unheard
> >> of growth records.
> > And, as more home users realize that Linux works well for browsing, email,
> > writing letters, collecting photos and all the things most home users use a
> > computer for -- the less of a monopoly Windows will have.
> > Not only that, but Microsoft wanted to kill XP -- now they're forced to
> > support it (for less money than Vista would have brought in) until at least
> > Vaporware 7 comes out. Even then, it'll be hard to sell Vaporware 7 for
> > full price on Netbooks, considering that the whole computer costs $300
> > (probably less by then). And even 25% of 11 million sales means that close
> > to 3 million Linux Netbook computers (not servers) have sold this year --
> > many of them to people who have never used Linux before.
> > Not too shabby, no matter how the WinTrolls try to spin it. Add that to the
> > number embedded devices that are running Linux, its success in the server
> > world and the fact that Vista computers are being converted into Linux ones
> > and it's been a good year for Linux. Microsoft's monopoly is folding in at
> > the edges.
> What nobody mentions is that initially, these netbooks were entirely,
> 100%, linux-based machines. This market only exists because of Linux.
> Microsoft had to un-EOL XP in order to get a position in the market at
More "innovation" from Redmond!