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[News] [Rival] Russian Anti-monopoly Agency Investigates Microsoft's SUb-notebooks Abuses as More Potentially Appear

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Russian Anti-monopoly Agency Investigates Microsoft's SUb-notebooks Abuses as More Potentially Appear
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 15:21:44 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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No new netbooks from Asustek, Acer in 2H09; Acer pushes back Android netbook

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| Asustek Computer and Acer will not offer any new netbooks in the second half 
| of 2009, as Intel plans to push the launch of its entry-level products 
| including the Pine Trail-M platform to the first quarter of 2010, according 
| to industry sources.   


Report: Acer Android Netbook pushed back

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| But if the Digitimes report is accurate, it means something has shifted at 
| Acer HQ. At Computex in early June, company executives were very excited 
| about the possibilities of Android on Netbooks, even saying that the majority 
| of Acer Netbooks will come with Android as an alternative operating system to 
| Microsoft's Windows.    
| "Netbooks are designed to be compact in size and easy to connect to the 
| Internet wherever you go," Jim Wong, Acer's president of IT products, said at 
| the time. "The Android operating system offers incredibly fast wireless 
| connection to the Internet; for this reason, Acer has decided to develop 
| Android Netbooks for added convenience to our customers."     



MS steps on a Snapdragon

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| That brings us back to the Asus and what was billed as the best
| netbook/smartbook of the show. You have a company that kicked off the netbook
| craze two years ago with the Eee, an OS that is not only MS free, but Linux
| based as well, and a chipmaker that actually delivers product. The buzz was
| growing at Computex, and that would create a PR disaster for MS.
| So it went away. No really, it went *POOF* in the middle of the show. No
| explanation, no excuses, just that it was there one day, and gone the next.
| PR disaster averted for Redmond, phew.


Press-release of 21.07.2009

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| On 15th July 2009, the Commission of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS
| Russia) began proceedings in a case against «Асеr Inc.», «ASUSTeK Computer
| Inc.», «Toshiba Corporation», «Hewlett-Packard Company», « Samsung
| Electronics Co., Ltd.» and «Dell Inc.» for the elements of violating the
| antimonopoly legislation. In accordance with the Determination of 20th July
| 2009, the FAS Russia's Commission, investigating the case, suspended the case
| until receiving additional evidence. The case will continue on 10th September
| 2009.


- From Russia with Linux

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| Be sure Microsoft will put up a fight, because it will:
|    1. Make clear to the customer what he pays for and how much he pays for
|       it;
|    2. Make it virtually impossible to impose its terms to hardware
|        manufacturers;
|    3. Give customers a real alternative, backed by a major company;
|    4. Expose the vulnerability of its business model in the 21st century to
|       the shareholders in a way that cannot be misunderstood;
|    5. Create a dangerous precedent - if here, why not in the US?

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