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Re: Acer, Asus, MSI Missing Netbook Sales Targets

____/ Sinister Midget on Thursday 23 April 2009 23:09 : \____

> On 2009-04-23, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> ____/ Terry Porter on Thursday 23 April 2009 07:54 : \____
>>> The Microsoft kiss of death ....
>> Published today:
>> Opinion: Microsoft still harming netbook markets
>> Microsoft does want to kill sub-notebooks. I heard that Microsoft is
>> /paying/ to put Windows on these, i.e. the more they sell, the more
>> Microsoft /loses/.
> Then it's our patriotic duty (no matter our national heritage) to buy
> as many as possible and put linux on them. Broadcast to all corners of
> the globe that that's what we're doing. Encourage others to do the
> same. Donate several to poor people, first putting linux on them. Buy
> as many as we can, put linux on them, then resell them at the same
> price. Send letters to the editor encouraging people to do the same.
> Start organizations that take them with Windross on them, convert them
> to linux, then give them to underprivileged children. Donate them to
> charities. Fund shipping as many as possible to third world countries.
> If MICRO$~1 is determined to lose money I think it's our duty, all of
> us, to help them out. At the same time we'd help to boost the sales of
> the beasts, making it likely the manufacturers will keep producing
> them. If enough publicity is raised, the manufacturers would be afraid
> to start paying the monopoly for Winders lest they be stuck holding the
> bag because the rug was pulled out from under them once $MONOPOLY
> started making a profit.
> Maybe we could also pound away at trying to get refunds for the
> crapware that we never accept the license to use. Make a big noise
> about the thousands, or hundreds of thousands, of netbooks being sold
> with licenses which say the cost of the software is refundable if one
> doesn't agree to the terms of use.
> It's nice to dream, anyway.

But it would help Microsoft with ISVs. That's why it's bad to buy XBox360s
(which Microsoft sells at a loss) even if you put GNU/Linux on them.

                ~~ Best of wishes

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