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Did Microsoft force Asus to axe Linux?

Jul 09, 2009, 12:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Victor Keegan)

"The problem was that Asus had not only adopted Windows and jettisoned Linux (which I knew), but the computer didn't even come with the free services that came with the $199 model. I know there are millions who love Windows. That is their human right. But it fails completely - for me - on usability. So, the Seashell ends up not as a next-generation netbook, but as a Microsoft-occupied computer and all the simplicity of the earlier Asus machines has gone out of the Windows. Every time I open it, I am assailed with stuff I don't want - Windows Live this, Norton that, Phishing this, Works that - with no obvious way of switching some of them off."

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