Is Microsoft out to kill, rather than conquer netbooks?
Feb 12, 2009, 13:31 (11 Talkback[s])
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"I'm thinking it'll have more the latter affect than
anything else. High return rates or excessive customer complaints
are two of the fastest ways to get your product not only removed
from store shelves, but also banned from ever returning.
"If this sudden predicted rash of returns does happen, it could
spell the end of netbooks. And that's one thing I know Microsoft
would love. Sure, they loose an avenue through which to sell more
copies of Windows, but they also cut off one of Linux's emerging
strongholds, and another potential avenue by which Linux can
further challenge Microsoft's desktop dominance."