Linux Netbooks: Back to the Facts

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“Fact 3: Linux fare well on flash based netbooks, badly on HDD
based ones.

“Most of the Linux netbooks models that have met with success
feature an SSD instead of an HDD. One of the reasons is that
Windows XP does not perform very well on a cheap SSD (Windows 7
will not either) while Linux does. The problem is that SSD based
netbooks do not have the preference of the buying public. The main
reason is fact 2 here above: most consumers actually buy netbook
machines as small laptops and expect them to feature an HDD and a
lot of local storage. Again SSD based netbooks have encountered
success with educated users that are aware of their advantages in
term of power consumption, shock resistance and portability, but
not with the general public.”

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