Mark Kent wrote:
> Terry Porter <linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> Dell punts £199 10in netbook
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>>> | To get the price down under 200 quid, Dell has dropped the 10's 160GB
>>> | hard drive for an 8GB SSD, replace the 1024 x 600 display with a 1024
>>> | x 576 model, and pre-loaded the mini laptop with Linux: Ubuntu 8.04,
>>> | to be precise.
>> I hope megatroll is reading this!
> A colleague of mine recently purchased a Dell netbook, but it only came
> with Windows XP. He's replaced the XP with Ubuntu for netbooks and is
> exceptionally happy with it.
> Most people I know who are buying PCs at the moment are buying these
> mobility-focused appliances. I don't know of anyone (except me) who's
> bought a desktop recently.
I remember when Linux Netbooks first came out, after about a year and for
the next 12 months, the local superstores complained loudly that 'notebook
sales had died' and no one wanted notebooks for some reason.
Not one of the above superstores stocked the EeePC.
They were also complaining that PC sales were flat.
Then Microsoft did everything it could to turn non Windows compatible
netbooks into notebooks, by redefining the term 'netbook' into what is
basically a small netbook, with 2gigs of ram, a hard drive, XP home and
twice the price.
Sales of the new 'netbook' plummeted as a result.
I think the next couple of years will be very interesting in this market
If we wish to reduce our ignorance, there are people we will
indeed listen to. Trolls are not among those people, as trolls, more or
less by definition, *promote* ignorance.
Kelsey Bjarnason, C.O.L.A. 2008