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Linux Netbooks: Back to the Facts

Jun 26, 2009, 21:04 (8 Talkback[s])
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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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