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How Vista's total failure hurt Linux

Jan 29, 2009, 12:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Of course, Microsoft hasn't come right out and said, "Vista sucks, we get it, here have XP instead," but for all intents and purposes, that's exactly what they're doing. That's one reason why they're pushing Windows 7, aka Vista Lite, out the door as fast as possible.

"Windows 7, unlike Vista, will run on netbooks. Once, Windows 7 is out, Microsoft will go back to the business of killing off XP.

"In the meantime, though, Linux has gone from owning the netbook niche to no longer even holding a majority stake in it. What happened?"

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