Techworld: XP-Lite Fails to Undercut Linux
Mar 03, 2004, 18:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joris Evers, Kieren McCarthy)
[ Thanks to Mike Malay for this link.
"Microsoft's attempts to prevent Linux from over-running Asia
look shaky with the news that a special low-cost, cut-down version
of Windows XP still works out more expensive than a Linux box.
"The software giant has recognised that price is a critical
factor in the poorer countries of the world and so has created a
special XP-Lite version with which to entice new users.
"However a PC programme by the Malaysian government, for which
Microsoft has contributed a special Bahasa Melayu (the Malay
language) version of Windows XP, offers low-cost PCs with either
Windows or Linux on..."