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Techworld: XP-Lite Fails to Undercut Linux

Mar 03, 2004, 18:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft's attempts to prevent Linux from over-running Asia look shaky with the news that a special low-cost, cut-down version of Windows XP still works out more expensive than a Linux box.

"The software giant has recognised that price is a critical factor in the poorer countries of the world and so has created a special XP-Lite version with which to entice new users.

"However a PC programme by the Malaysian government, for which Microsoft has contributed a special Bahasa Melayu (the Malay language) version of Windows XP, offers low-cost PCs with either Windows or Linux on..."

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