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Re: [News] ASUS Chooses GNU/Linux for Sub-notebooks Again (with ARM)

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____/ Mark Kent on Friday 19 Feb 2010 08:32 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> ____/ High Plains Thumper on Saturday 13 Feb 2010 12:47 : \____
>>> Terry Porter wrote:
>>>> Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> Asustek Wants to Become Another Apple with Open-Source Platforms.
>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>>> Speaking at an event dedicated to spinning- off Pegatron
>>>>>> Technologies from Asustek, Jonney Shih, chairman of Asus,
>>>>>> reiterated the companyâs long-term plan to become âanother
>>>>>> Appleâ, but to adopt open-source or popular platforms instead of
>>>>>> proprietary software, including ARM and Google Chrome/Android
>>>>>> combinations as well as Intel and Windows to suit consumer
>>>>>> demand, reports DigiTimes web-site.
>>>>> `----
>>>>> http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/display/20100210225901_Asustek_Wants_to_Become_Another_Apple_with_Open_Source_Platforms.html
>>>> Not quite the anti Linux FUD, vomited here by scott exekookill nudds
>>>> now is it ?
>>>> <quote>
>>>> Asus - Gives up on Linux and phases it out of it's consumer products
>>>> From: "Ezekiel" <nowhere-there@xxxxxxxx>
>>>> Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
>>>> Subject: Asus - Gives up on Linux and phases it out of it's
>>>> consumer products
>>>> X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.3790.3959
>>>> Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 09:53:40 -0400
>>>> </quote>
>>> You mean:
>>> http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.linux.advocacy/msg/95696cab3efbe225
>>> Going back to the article Roy posted, herein is key:
>>> [quote] Asustek Computer fully understands that it will take years
>>> before its brand will become truly recognizable. The chairman of the
>>> company reportedly pointed out at the press-conference that Asus lately
>>> began pushing into Southeastern Asia countries, such as Indonesia, with
>>> its notebooks and mainboards s and believes the region will be a key
>>> driver for its future revenues. [/quote]
>>> This is a market mostly neglected by first world countries, IMHO.
>>> There, the average bread earner eaks out a living with spartan luxuries
>>> in the home.  Such luxury may be a 150 cc Honda motorcycle for
>>> transportation.
>>> Yet cellphones proliferate similar to the Philippines, where texting is
>>> very popular.  It only costs cents to transmit a cellphone message,
>>> whereas voice is very expensive.
>>> A small netbook with ARM processor and Linux would make the unit very
>>> affordable.  It would be a hit among college students, professors and
>>> business people on a budget.  They don't see things through M$ eyes.
>> ASUS understands that it was only special when it had Linux in 2007. Later it
>> lost its distinguisher and after the deal with Microsoft its profits went
>> down 95% (or 96%).
>> When you sell Windows, then the only interests you serve are Microsoft's.
>> When you sell Linux, then you /own/ your entire product line and serve your
>> interests (as well as the clients'). The Microsoft taxman is out of the loop.
> It's amazing to see companies continue to repeat the same mistake over
> and over.  In the end, though, Microsoft will run out of money for doing
> these deals...

Symbian got a lot of goodwill to start off with because enough companies
knew the consequence of relying on Microsoft for software. 

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