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____/ Mark Kent on Friday 06 March 2009 21:37 : \____
> Terry Porter <linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> One Third of Dell Inspiron Mini 9s Sold Run Linux
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>>> | Dell attributes part of the Linux growth to competitive pricing on the
>>> | Ubuntu SKUs. ?When you look at the sweet spot for this category it is
>>> | price sensitivity, and Linux enabled us to offer a lower price entry
>>> | point,? added Dell senior product manager John New.
>>> ASUS says 40% (see below).
>> Which will only increase as they start using Android on the EEEPC.
> And yet more with the recession. Why pay £100s for Windows to run
> slowly, and have your bank details stolen when you can have Linux for
> free and remain secure.
Microsoft saw this coming. And now it does:
Google CEO hints Google/Linux netbooks may be coming
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| We've gone from pure speculation, to speculation based on facts, and now
| Google's CEO is talking about how much sense this kind of idea makes. I
| hereby predict that we'll see the first netbooks with an official Google
| Linux desktop on them by the second half of this year. It will happen that
| quickly because Google won't want to give Microsoft a chance to regroup with
| Windows 7 from its Vista disaster.
Will Google be smart enough to use ARM?
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| In what would be its most direct challenge to Microsoft to date, Google is
| said to be planning to offer Android, an operating system it developed for
| smartphones, on a new generation of mini laptop computers. Can Google unseat
| Windows on PCs?
Google's market cap will soon leapfrog that of Microsoft. I can envision
Microsoft executives (well, the one who hasn't jumped ship like his
What will you buy then? 2 Linux computers with OpenOffice.org or one boxed copy
(no hardware) of Office.NET OOXML edition?
~~ Best of wishes
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