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Will Linux Dominate Ultra-Portable Market?

Apr 12, 2008, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"The VAR Guy was guilty of hyping Windows-based Ultra-Portables from startups like OQO a year ago, but he has drastically changed his thinking about the Ultra-Portable computer market. He thinks current market dynamics greatly favor Linux over Windows in the Ultra-Portable industry. Here's why.

"First, some thoughts about product positioning. The OQO pitches itself as 'a full PC that fits in your pocket.' Some executives and power users certainly want a small, full-functioned Windows device. But packing a lot of power into a small design requires a price premium. The OQO starts at about $1,300..."

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