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Old 2009-02-05, 22:40   Link #70
AS Oji-kun
Join Date: Nov 2006
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Originally Posted by martino View Post
Don't you mean Vista; about the netbook?
Most netbooks don't have the horsepower to run Vista. That, and price, were the major reasons early netbooks came with Linux installed. Once Microsoft saw that machines were being sold without Windows, they suddenly agreed to permit netbooks to ship with XP. Estimates are that the licensing fees were cut to bone as well; something like $10-20 per CPU rather than $100. Wouldn't want people to get the idea that computers can work without Windows, after all.

If W7 will run well on an Atom with 1 GB of memory (pretty much the netbook standard), that's quite a feat of re-engineering by Microsoft.
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