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ASUS CEO Reveals Eee PC Sales Numbers, Plans for Touch Eee PCs and More Eee
Family Products

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| We have heard that return rates have been higher for Linux-based netbooks.
| Can you share information on sales of the Linux Eee PCs versus Windows XP
| versions? What about return rates overall for Eee PC netbooks?
|
| I think the return rate for the Eee PCs are low but I believe the Linux and
| Windows have similar return rates. We really separate the products into
| different user groups. A lot of users like the Windows XP, but in Europe a
| lot of people want the Linux option. Actually in Linux we support the Easy
| Mode and in Q4 of this year we are going to start selling Windows XP with an
| Easy Mode.
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http://blog.laptopmag.com/asus-ceo-r...amily-products

More along then and ignore the FUD. Sub-notebooks running GNU/Linux are doing
great.


Earlier:

Linux Carried Along on Netbooks Wave

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| Morvay revealed to Linux Magazine Online that there were no specific figures
| for Linux netbook sales, but that it lay somewhere in the 40th percentile.
| Even though this figure seems a little high, it is known that many of the
| world's netbooks have Linux on board since their first inception 18 months
| ago.
|
| For example, notebooks with Linux make up about 5.5% of the notebook market
| in Germany...
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http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/onli..._netbooks_wave


Recent:

Intel CEO: Linux to dominate MIDs

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| However, the Linux netbook genre received a boost this week when Dell started
| running its first major advertisements about a Linux-based system. According
| to a story from The VAR Guy, Dell started running multi-page newspaper ads
| specifically hawking its first Linux netbook, the Dell Inspiron Mini 9
| (pictured).
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9...17.html?kc=rss


Closing the Door to Microsoft Vista

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| General Motors (GM) may take a detour around Vista, the latest computer
| operating system from Microsoft (MSFT).
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http://www.businessweek.com/technolo...ndex_top+story


Microsoft sees slide in profits

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7366106.stm


Microsoft Profit Drops; Forecast May Miss Estimates

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| The world's biggest software maker said sales of Windows for PCs sank 24
| percent and revenue from its online advertising unit came in at the low end
| of its projections. Microsoft's report contrasted with positive comments from
| chipmaker Intel Corp. and computer company International Business Machines
| Corp.
|
| [...]
|
| Microsoft declined $1.60 to $30.20 in extended trading after closing at
| $31.80 at 4 p.m. New York time on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The stock has
| fallen 11 percent this year.
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...efer=worldwide
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