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Microsoft Plans Netbook and Mobile Broadband Bundles

heavylight

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Windows 7 is expected to be what Vista should have been, a leaner, faster and less resource intensive OS that can even work on slower Netbook platforms. Undercutting the dominance of Linux based Netbooks in this field would be a bonus.
I think you'll find that less than 25% of netbook sales include a Linux-based operating system. The dominant OS for netbooks is currently Windows XP Home.
So Microsoft is proposing dramatic developments to enable it to compete with, erm, itself?

(Don't mention Android on netbooks -- it'll only give Microsoft heatburn!)
 

Mark.J

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Thanks for the info. heavylight.
 

Robert Naylor

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I supposes its done in the fear that the likes of Dell seem to be doing well with their Linux netbooks and might start seriously pushing them once XP vanishes.

I wonder if they'll do a special netbook version with lower HD requirements and price. If not I can see Linux taking a bigger market share. Of course there's nothing to stop mobile providers from offering their own bundle's using Linux.

I've got the lowest of lowest spec eeePC running Ubuntu here, with mobile broadband. Currently it gets the most use out of any of my pcs.
 
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