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2008: The Year That MS Loses the Notebook Wars?

Dec 28, 2007, 18:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ross Brunson)

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"Face it, now that the dam has broken with the OLPC, the EEE PC and now the prospect of Everex's Cloudbook coming out in January at CES, Microsoft is really feeling the heat from Linux in this market. It also doesn't help that people have to Microsoft's UMPC hardware offering with either loathing, disbelief ($1100 for THAT?!) or just plain ignored it.

"I've probably had most of the subnotebooks that have come out, and for someone who's fingertips are about the size of 4+ Blackberry keyboard keys, I shouldn't love this form factor, but somehow the convenience and just plain handiness of this genre has fascinated me for decades..."

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