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> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Linux Netbooks Impact Microsoft Sales
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>> | Now, for the twist: It?s no secret that multiple Linux distributions ?
>> | particularly Canonical?s Ubuntu and Novell?s SUSE Linux, among others ?
>> | have gained major momentum on Netbooks. In response, Microsoft has had
>> | to cut its Windows OEM prices to make sure Windows is a major force in
>> | the Netbook market.
>> | The VAR Guy predicted in July that Netbooks running Linux would
>> | proliferate the market. It?s already happening.
>> | How much does Microsoft charge Netbook makers for Windows? Alas, The VAR
>> | Guy must concede that he doesn?t know for sure. But clearly, given
>> | Microsoft?s latest financial statements, the move to new hardware form
>> | factors coupled with open source is causing the software giant some
>> | pain.
> The companies that made a fortune on the back of Linux netbooks are rushing
> out their new models. They were on Click in the BBC today.
> Its a pity that with at least 4% of UK and more using Linux, the beeb has
> still not released the open source versions of iPlayer, preferring instead
> proprietory codecs.
MSBBC needs to make GNU/Linux users feel uncomfortable for the former boss of
Remember DR-DOS? "Plant the sound of FUD in their ears"? "The user needs to
feel uncomfortable"? Yes, Microsoft generated fake error messages, by design.
The MSBBC will discriminate against the rivals of its #1 partner and boss.
> Still more fortunes to be made selling and converting everything to Linux.
~~ Best of wishes
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