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Has ASUS abandoned netbook Linux?

May 22, 2010, 11:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"It wasn't even three-years ago that Asus took the concept of a cheap, small notebook and turned it into a revolution: the Linux-powered netbook. Today, netbooks continue to sell well. Indeed, Linux netbook sales forced Microsoft both to fire employees and to bring XP back from the dead. But, now, without any fanfare, Asus seems to have closed down its Linux lines at least in the United States.

"I found out about this annoying development when some readers wrote to me to say that they'd been trying to get new Asus Linux-powered netbooks and that they'd gotten no-where. Some of the more persistent ones kept pestering Asus and this is what they heard from Asus sales:"

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