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Will Linux Force Microsoft to Give XP Pro More Life?

Jun 08, 2008, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Microsoft has been forced by Linux's popularity on UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PCs) to extend the life of Windows XP Home. My only question: How long will it take before Microsoft buys a clue and gives XP Pro a new lease on life as well?

"The boys from Redmond seem to be in denial. Let me go over the fundamentals for them. 1) Vista is a flop; 2) People want comparatively low-powered, inexpensive computers; 3) Linux runs greats on these PCs; 4) Nothing Microsoft has, except for XP, will run on these PCs; and 5) Microsoft seems to think that only consumers will want these tiny laptops.


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