"A few months ago Linux was flying high, powering one of the
most popular notebooks on the planet in the Asus Eee PC. Then
rumors starting circulating that a Windows XP version was on the
way. And what did Best Buy wind up taking? The XP Edition, and at
the same rock-bottom $399 price. The Penguin reaches for the
"Meanwhile, Wal-Mart pulled the mildly hyped gOS-powered gPC
from its brick-and-mortar superstores and decided to go online-only
for the half-baked CloudBook. And during HPâ€™s
recent media tour for the HP Mini-Note PC, the company glossed over
the lower-cost SuSE Linux version. Why wouldnâ€™t
they when the Vista Basic version costs only $100 more and comes
with a much bigger hard drive...?"
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