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Re: Summer's first Linux netbook

After takin' a swig o' grog, Homer belched out
  this bit o' wisdom:

> Verily I say unto thee, that Chris Ahlstrom spake thusly:
>>    Why? Because Microsoft won't let vendors run XP Home, or Windows 7,
>>    on netbooks with more than 1GB of RAM.
> What was the /official/ reason for this bizarre decision?
> I can understand them planning to enforce a "three app limit" on Vista
> 7, because that's probably all it can manage to cope with on a netbook,
> but insisting on low /hardware/ specs just makes no sense at all.
> My only conclusion is they're attempting to game the market into
> rejecting netbooks in favour of more "Windows-capable" machines.

Check out Rasker's post on the Microsoft/ASUS collusion.  Microsoft
is going to buy out the netbook market.  Then they can dump it if they
feel that gives them the most leverage.

Embrace.  Extend.  Extinguish.

> Fortunately their little dictum is irrelevant to ARM systems, as Windows
> can't run on them anyway, as Fuddie likes to keep reminding us for some
> odd reason.

Oh, my guess on that is that money will convince many vendors to simply
avoid ARM machines (or price them out of saleability).

Embrace.  Extend.  Extinguish.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you.
This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
		-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"

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