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[ZDNet] Microsoft’s plan to block Linux on laptops

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Ultra low-cost PCs pose a dilemma for Microsoft and PC manufacturers. Windows Vista won’t run on most–though not all–of them, and it costs too much anyway. But a freely-available, cheap Windows XP might cannibalize sales of traditional budget PCs with the full-priced version of Windows Vista. The narrowly-defined Windows XP extension seems designed to get around those issues, and to prevent Linux from gaining a toehold on the desktop.
Good move by Microsoft imo. But still, go Linux!

Specifications are ridiculous btw...

http://blogs.zdnet.com/computers/?p=170
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Displays that are 10.2 inches or smaller
Lol, that pretty much counts for none of them?...
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Lol, that pretty much counts for none of them?...
That + LESS than 1gb SINGLE core processor... Not going to try an XP that's not stripped down (and even then...) with that.
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There will be an easy work around for this shortly, there always is for things like this.
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So they say vista would run perfect on a 1.2GHz with 1.5GB of ram then? *Bulley*
I'd never buy a lappy if it's like this... New PC for meis pure and clean nt preinstalled with some crappy Os tha is back-upped from a secondary partition. I went and installed a New WV64U on my brothers Lappy cuz it crashed during installation because the screen was closed. sleep mode? go die...
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Linux FTW!!!
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Were I to actually buy a laptop.. I'd run Linux (whatever distro has the coolest name; Fedora... Duh )

But I won't buy one soon, don't need it yet (I will though, for my next part of school :S )
So sexy it Hz
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