[ubuntu-uk] Netbooks loosing Linux for Windows 7

Alan Lord (News) alanslists at gmail.com
Wed May 13 15:51:52 BST 2009

On 13/05/09 15:23, John wrote:
> Simos Xenitellis wrote:
>> On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 1:49 PM, John<jakewc2 at sky.com>  wrote:
>>> Has anybody seen this today? It seems MS is at it again.
>>> http://www.lockergnome.com/blade/2009/05/12/netbooks-goodbye-linux-hello-windows-7/
>> John, there is some broken telephone situation here.
>> The original statement is about the belief of an analyst that Windows
>> 7 (when it appears!) will take
>> over Linux on the netbooks.
>> "Netbooks loosing (sic) Linux for Windows 7" is not a precise summary
>> of the original article.
>> Regarding the same analyst, please read the following interview, and
>> user comments:
>> http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2009/04/21/lenovo-analyst-linux-on-netbooks-is-doomed/
>> Simos
> Oh right, now that makes more sense, it is quite funny how different
> that is to the article I found. That is quite annoying really.
> I have to admit though, up till 9.04, I was having a few problems
> getting my netbook and laptop to work the way I wanted it to, but with
> Ubuntu 9.04 the difference is amazing, its even working really well on
> my crappy laptop, which is what I'm using now. It is getting better with
> each edition. I'm trying to get some of my friends to use it, especially
> one who has major problems with a Vista laptop. The more I use it, the
> more I try to tell people about it.
> John.

This is a bit of an old story that has been doing the rounds for aa few 
months now. Probably being funded by MS indirectly.

When Mr. Average finds out that his version of Windows 7 on his shiny 
new Netbook will only run *three* applications simultaneously I think he 
will be rather miffed.

MS can't afford to *not* be in the netbook market but they can't really 
afford *to* be in it either. Not at <$10/machine at any rate.

Hence the lobotomised version. You will of course be able to purchase an 
upgrade at vast expense...


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