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[News] ASUS Sells Its Better Phones with Linux

  • Subject: [News] ASUS Sells Its Better Phones with Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 23:41:38 +0100
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Asus launches GPS-enabled smartpones in India

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| The G60 sports a larger screen of 3.5 inches 
| and runs on the Linux OS.



Asus Eee PC 1008HA Linux source code now available

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| But this weekend Asus did something
| interesting. The company posted Linux source
| code for the Asus Eee PC 1008HA. In fact,
| there are 5 different downloads, ranging in
| size 299Mb to 488MB. I have no idea what the
| difference is between one and the other, and
| Iâm not entirely sure whatâs contained in the
| files yet. But if I had to guess, Iâd say that
| Asus is preparing to launch a version of the
| Eee PC 1008HA that runs Moblin Linux.


Whither Goest Thou, ASUS?

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| Now, we find they list GNU/Linux as an OS for
| the new eeePC 1008HA Clamshell. They also have
| a download for the source code.
| What are you doing ASUS? Has the deal with M$
| expired? Is GNU/Linux from the competition
| eating your lunch? Could this be hard
| bargaining before â7â?


PR disaster alert: Asus attacks on Linux

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| As the articles here and here as well as the discussion here point out,
| leaving Linux is not only a bad move from a technical point of view but the
| way it was done also angered and insulted members of the Linux community,
| many of which are your customers. Guess what? They are not you consumers
| anymore. Worse, these are usually people responsible for purchasing the
| computing equipment for their families or their companies, so the loss goes
| much deeper than just a few Linux users. Let's look at a few chosen comments
| from the articles above....


Asus Eee and the 'It's Better with Windows' Campaign

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| However, despite the first flurry of rumors that the campaign was a hoax,
| Asus has admitted that the campaign is legitimate. In a way, the news is a
| relief. For those of us who have looked askance at Microsoft's sponsoring of
| open source conferences and efforts to create its own open source ecosystem,
| the It's Better with Windows site is a return to the familiar. At least when
| Microsoft is spinning half-truths about free and open source software (FOSS),
| you can be in no doubt where everybody stands.
| The site is very much a classic piece of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt),
| the likes of which we may never see again as Microsoft becomes more subtle in
| its struggle to survive in a market where FOSS is a player.

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