Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Are Linux netbooks becoming extinct?

The netbook ought to have been the domain of Linux. It certainly started that way, with the inaugural 7" ASUS Eee Linux PC sporting Xandros. Then Windows XP came back into vogue and the vendors backed away. Both ASUS and Dell confirmed today that Linux features little in their future plans

1 comment:

  1. It's not just Linux. The 9" form-factor leaves most people unsatisfied with the screen real estate and the tiny Chiclet keyboard.

    I was hoping the new Ubuntu 9.2 would be more attractive to OEMs. Let's wait and see what happens to the 10"-12" netbook market.

    The real death knell is Windows 7 Starter. "Only" three apps on a tiny screen is perfect for netbook-size devices. Don't think Microsoft didn't do that math.


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