[ubuntu-uk] Netbooks loosing Linux for Windows 7
davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Wed May 13 16:01:47 BST 2009
On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 15:51 +0100, Alan Lord (News) wrote:
> 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...
Especially when one of those running apps will be messenger that starts
pretty much automatically unless you specifically tell it not to.
Oh and that the machine isn't powerful enough to run games, oh and
Seek That Thy Might Know
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