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[News] Asustek's New Ebox is All About GNU/Linux

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Asus to release desktop Eee PC as Ebox

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| The Ebox will certainly run the Eee PC's Xandros version of Linux, and come 
| bundled with the same line-up of applications. 
| The look of the Ebox is at odds with the design of a slimline home desktop PC 
| that Asus demo'd at the CeBit show in March this year. That model,  
| the "Digital Home System EP20", was, however, said to run the Eee PC's Linux 
| OS.  


Bummer. Microsoft hasn't a crippleware/dumpware (XP for $18) program for
anything other than cheap laptops and Vista won't run on this thing.

Add that to tens of millions of ASUS boards that come with GNU/Linux preloaded.
Microsoft can kiss Asus goodbye.


Linux is Part of Asus’s Long Term Plan

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| Asus announced three new Linux products.
| I would even go so far to say that if Asus keeps up its support of Linux, it 
| may be the company that is credited with bringing Linux on the desktop to the 
| masses.  


Asus' little Eee 900 laptop is a big improvement over its predecessor

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| When the original Eee PC came out last year, Asus pretty much had the
| ultra-portable laptop market to itself, and the funky little Linux machine
| was a huge hit.
| [...]
| I tested a Windows XP model to see how much it differed from the original
| Linux model.
| I much prefer the Linux.


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| A couple of years ago you reiterated that IBM was Microsoft's biggest
| competitor and you said not just on the business side, but overall. If I ask
| you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?  
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.

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