>> as Linux-equipped netbooks can be sold for even less
Not really. Microsoft basically let's the OEMs install Windows for a pittance in order to claim their victory.
>> three out of every four netbooks shipped in 2008 ran Windows XP (though we've heard higher).
It turns out Microsoft's referenced "study" cooked the books a little. They only used the North-America and Asia stats, which accounts for only 20% of netbook sales. The rest are sold in Europe, where Linux represents much better.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
I recently bought a higher end netbook and I really like it. Its small, has excellent wireless connectivity and is fast enough for all the things I need it for. The one I bought came with a dvd drive so it can play movies. I dont think that they are an alternative to notebooks, but they sure are handy to have (especially for long train/plane trips)
Yeah Firehawk I have a Acer Aspire One. It had a the 1.6Ghz Atom, 1Gb of ram, and a 160Gb Hd. It is a nice laptop, but it does not replace a full size laptop. The screen size alone limits the things you would want to do on it.(Top picture looks just like mine)
@3vi1 Yeah Europe is a hotbed for Open Source. I think Firefox has a strong hold on the browser war in many European countries.
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