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Re: [News] ASUS Said to be Running Back to GNU/Linux Sub-notebooks

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____/ 7 on Friday 23 Oct 2009 20:47 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Asus Eee PC 1008HA could make return to Linux
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>> | There is no word on the type of distribution of
>> | the OS, but with the move back to Linux as some
>> | might perceive it to be might very well be the
>> | start of moving back to SSDs instead of hard
>> | drives for netbooks.
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> http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2009/10/asus_eee_pc_2008ha_could_make_return_to_linux.html
> Linux made them more money than micoshaft ever did and kick started the
> craze for netbooks. They were stupid to go back to windump OS that resulted
> in massive inventory pile up with unsellable machines. Windump OS DOES NOT
> sell netbooks. They could have made even more money by marketing with
> compiz and 3D translucent desktops that management and executives buy into
> within 30 seconds of having seen it in action.
> If they don't believe it, then prove it with your own desktop user
> studies!!!

Asus used to have a /distinguisher/ -- their own Free (libre) OS. No more. Their profit collapsed
95%  shortly after they had embraced Windows.

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