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Netbook Wars: Linux, Android, Windows 7

May 28, 2009, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"Speaking for myself, I think people make these broad generalizations because they either have a vested interest in the Windows 7 product being successful or they’re totally unaware that there is a healthy operating system ecosystem that goes beyond anything provided by Microsoft or Apple.

"Despite netbooks not requiring the Windows OS to browse the web, check email or even use the latest social media tools available, desktop Linux remains largely unknown for the most part. And to date, it seems like the netbook market could end up falling even further into Microsoft's clutches should Windows 7 find itself bundled with the available netbooks.

"Enter Google's Android

"As Linux has yet to truly capture the public at large, Google's Android operating system is said to be the most logical approach to taking Microsoft's Windows 7 head on. As a full time desktop Linux user myself, I want so very much to see some desktop distro such as Ubuntu take Windows 7 to task on the netbook front."

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