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[News] GNU/Linux Shaves Off Half a Billion of Microsoft Profits

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The Linux Netbook Nightmare:$435 million in vaporized MSFT 2008 profits (cont)

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| For the first time in recent memory, Microsoft has a real operating system 
| competitor for PCs. And Vista is not up to the challenge because MSFT wants 
| to sell it for full price and it’s too resource intensive for low powered 
| netbooks . So MSFT is relying on its two year outdated OS, Windows XP to take 
| on Linux. Vista runs on a neglible 1.5% of Netbooks.    



Why the gOS Could Now Hurt Microsoft

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| Good OS, the Taipei, Taiwan-based company that launched in 2007, could turn
| out to be bad news for Microsoft.
| The makers of the gOS, Linux-based desktop operating system may now find
| themselves at the right place at the right time. With a market that is
| anxiously sizing up the netbook platform - - driven in large part by Intel's
| low-cost Atom processors - - the gOS offers a simple proposition: A
| simple-to-install, free operating system integrated with Mozilla and Google
| technology for fun and productivity.


Dell Launches Inspiron Mini 10

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| Other expected options are Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista operating systems,
| 120GB and 250GB hard-disk drives, solid-state drives, Bluetooth, wireless
| WAN, and an internal GPS.


Netbooks Open Linux Window at BETT

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| On the same stand a large screen showed off the design appeal of the latest
| Ubuntu. This includes multiple windows rotating or rescaling. As this is
| better understood some Netbook users may return to Linux. Asustek Chairman
| Jonney Shih has predicted that about 60 percent of Eee PCs to be shipped in
| 2009 will have Windows XP.

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