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

Jun 03, 2009, 07:31 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Technically, you can still get them with GNU/Linux, but the company's product page only announces the fact by omission, by not listing the available operating system on some models.

"All of which only makes the It's Better with Windows campaign puzzling -- to all appearances, Microsoft already dominates the Eee product line.

"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."

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