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Old 06-09-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft's Pyrrhic Victory in the Netbook War


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The rise of the netbook has been an extraordinary saga. When the Asus Eee PC was first launched at the end of 2007, it seemed to come from nowhere: there was no real precedent for such a low-cost, small machine, using solid state storage and running GNU/Linux.

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Old 06-10-2009, 08:21 AM   #2
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Wow. Somebody who gets the idea that Microsoft, along with hardware vendors, computer manufacturers and retailers, desperately want netbooks to go away.

This is going to be interesting. I suspect there is going to be a full court press, lead by Microsoft, to do in the only growing sector of the hardware business. It will be interesting to see how the FUD machine works this one.
 
  


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