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[News] More Proof That Microsoft is Destroying the Market, Whereas GNU/Linux Saves it

  • Subject: [News] More Proof That Microsoft is Destroying the Market, Whereas GNU/Linux Saves it
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 20:30:04 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Windows 7 Means Netbook Cost Increase

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| The whole reason netbooks are attractive to customers is because they are 
| low-cost, quick-booting, portable computers with good battery life. 
| The 'low-cost' part is crucial, because it's what has allowed so many people 
| without the money for a new desktop or notebook to pick up netbooks. 
| Unfortunately, that benefit of the platform may soon be fading away, leaving 
| us with another example of why you should never trust Microsoft.     
| [...]
| There's still a hope for the netbook market, and its name is Google Chrome. 
| It looks like manufacturers are backing away from Android as a netbook OS, 
| and no Linux distro is ever going to be popular enough to draw a substantial 
| amount of customers away from Win 7 products.   


Microsoft is under investigation for potentially illegal behaviour here.
Kickbacks are not permitted, esp. for monopolies.


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 ÂÐÑÐr Inc.Â, ÂASUSTeK Computer
| Inc.Â, ÂToshiba CorporationÂ, ÂHewlett-Packard CompanyÂ, Â Samsung
| Electronics Co., Ltd. and ÂDell 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:
| Â Â1. Make clear to the customer what he pays for and how much he pays for
| Â Â Â it;
| Â Â2. Make it virtually impossible to impose its terms to hardware
| Â Â Â Âmanufacturers;
| Â Â3. Give customers a real alternative, backed by a major company;
| Â Â4. Expose the vulnerability of its business model in the 21st century to
| Â Â Â the shareholders in a way that cannot be misunderstood;
| Â Â5. Create a dangerous precedent - if here, why not in the US?

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