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Re: [News] Vista 7 Stinks Badly on Sub-notebooks, GNU/Linux to Capitalise

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____/ Megabyte on Sunday 08 March 2009 16:11 : \____

> Terry, if Linpus Lite is so great why aren't you and everyone else
> running it on your desktops?  Linpus Lite is just that, a "Lite"
> simplified version of Linux for Netbooks.   In terms of Xandros, many of
> the Linux users purchasing an Eee quickly dump it for their favorite
> distribution.  Check out some of the Eee Forums on the web if you don't
> believe me.  In addition, can you pick-up an Eee PC 1000HE with Xandros?
> So the newest Eee model with the best battery life of all Netbooks on
> the market isn't being sold with Xandros?  Dell seems to be the one OEM
> that has done things right by using Ubuntu.  The fact that 33% of their
> netbook sales are Ubuntu machines and return rates between XP and Ubuntu
> models are the same speaks volumes.  As much as you can argue the merits
> of Linpus Lite and Xandros, average consumers and some OEMs seem to see
> it differently.

I've met a person (online) who insisted strongly against anything but the ASUS
distro. He got burned by paying $120 for XP (it was crap on the Eee PC he
said) and he didn't want anything but a simple distro with large icons. He
liked it simple.

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