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Linux Netbooks: A Tough Ticket?

Jan 23, 2009, 17:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew McKenzie)

"As some reader responses to Lyman's post suggest, supply-and-demand issues aren't the only possible explanation. Hardware OEMs, for obvious reasons, keep mum about the arrangements they make with Microsoft to procure volume-priced copies of Windows XP (Vista is a non-issue here, since it won't run on netbooks and never will).

"And clearly, if Microsoft considers the Linux netbook market a significant threat, it will respond by offering OEMs equally significant incentives to flood their distribution channels with Windows netbooks."

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