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ASUS Backs Down on Anti-Linux Pricing

Jun 24, 2008, 13:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Angus Kidman)

"Asus has quietly ditched its ludicrous policy of charging AU$50 [US$48/€31] more for the Linux-based Eee PC 901 than the XP one.

"As APC reported back in May, in most parts of the world the Linux and Windows XP versions of the Eee PC 900 have been selling for the same price (the Linux version offered 20GB of storage compared to the XP model's 12GB). In Australia, however, the XP 900 was launched at AU$599 [US$571/€367], while the Linux model was $649 [US$619/€398]..."

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