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Submission + - Windows crushing Linux in netbook market: Acer 1

m4g02 writes: Contrary to some recent reports, senior managers at Acer and other leading vendors have confirmed that Microsoft Windows XP now dominates the emerging sub-notebook market with more than 90% of new sales. Meanwhile, Linux, which had the netbooks market to itself until April this year, has seen its share of the space eroded to less than 10% in a breath-taking decline.
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Windows crushing Linux in netbook market: Acer

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  • These Linux systems have an awful GUI that hides away the power of a full Linux desktop environment and restricts the average user. People want it to be a like a real laptop, not like a v-tech toy. When I got my eeepc it came with a rubbish version of Linux with barely anything in the repositories and nearly everything was out of date. Installing Ubuntu solved that and I would never go back to the default Xandros. Acer netbooks come with a similar restrictive GUI. My friend from work bough an Acer one and

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982