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Is Windows killing the Netbook?

Jun 02, 2009, 22:03 (2 Talkback[s])

"The problem is Windows XP. The first netbooks were delivered with a customized version of Linux installed. Since the interface looked very different from Windows it was clear to most people that these were not full computers but companion devices. These devices sold well, even if they were not making a killing in the market like current netbooks are. The problem is that a lot of shops complained about Linux. Not on technical grounds, Linux is an excellent operating system and is ideally suited to netbooks, but more because it was unknown to most salesmen and consumer, and that it was difficult for an ignorant salesman to sell the OS to the ignorant consumer."

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