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[News] Sub-notebooks Annihilate Microsoft's Business Model

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Will Netbooks be the place where Microsoft stumbles?

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| What is interesting here is that Microsoft may not be the operating system of 
| choice for the netbook.  The article suggests that Google's operating system 
| may be the operating system of choice.  If this happens, then it is possible 
| that Microsoft will face pressure from the low cost end of the computing 
| environment.  And the risk to Microsoft is that the netbook will become "good 
| enough" of a computer for enterprize just like so much of the consumer 
| technology.      


Netbooks: Not if, But What Will Replace PCs

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| Having learned from my prediction in 1984 that mainframes were on the verge 
| of extinction, I know that PCs will be with us for years to come. But the 
| future is a world where all sorts of appliances are used to get online and 
| where applications and data usually live in the cloud with access through a 
| browser. No one will consider it necessary to have a PC to go online. No one 
| will be offline for very long.     



Microsoft Admits Windows 7 Is Not really Suitable for Netbooks

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| By extending the availability of Windows XP until October 2010, it admits
| that Windows 7 on a netbook doesn’t really cut the mustard, and at the same
| time that the company has nothing to replace XP for that platform yet. It
| means that the lowliest version of Windows 7 is not a winner, and still gets
| beaten by Windows XP. ( Of course, they also want to take a huge swipe at
| Linux, all flavors – the availability of XP at bargain basement prices is
| going to make many think twice about ordering a netbook with any Linux
| distribution on it).


Windows 7 leaves netbook market open for Linux

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| Microsoft's newest operating system Windows 7 will leave much of the
| burgeoning netbook market open for Linux because of its relatively large
| footprint. This was confirmed to iTWire by a local Microsoft executive today,
| although she did not spell it out in those words.


Ballmer: GNU/Linux Will Win on Netbooks

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| I think this is a very frank analysis of the problem for Microsoft: after
| all, who's going to pay extra money just to get the Windows logo on a
| netbook, when they can get the same features for less with free software...?

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