Will Linux Force Microsoft to Give XP Pro More Life?
Jun 08, 2008, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft has been forced by Linux's popularity on UMPCs (Ultra
Mobile PCs) to extend the life of Windows XP Home. My only
question: How long will it take before Microsoft buys a clue and
gives XP Pro a new lease on life as well?
"The boys from Redmond seem to be in denial. Let me go over the
fundamentals for them. 1) Vista is a flop; 2) People want
comparatively low-powered, inexpensive computers; 3) Linux runs
greats on these PCs; 4) Nothing Microsoft has, except for XP, will
run on these PCs; and 5) Microsoft seems to think that only
consumers will want these tiny laptops.