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Acer Aspire One with Linpus Linux

Jul 08, 2009, 12:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff James)

"While the Linux option may seem quirky and non-standard to users accustomed to running Windows, opting for Linux does have some advantages. First, there is the aforementioned boot speed; even accounting for the SSD drive, Linux Linpus Lite boots much faster than Windows XP. Versions of the Aspire One pre-installed with Linux also tend to be a bit less expensive (about $20-$30) than versions installed with Windows. Microsoft has had some success in painting the price differential between PCs running Windows and the Apple's Macintosh computers as an "Apple tax", but Linux devotees could arguably make the same claim here: isn't paying more for a netbook running Windows essentially a "Microsoft tax"?"

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