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Microsoft aggression

2009-06-20 17:16:24.521083+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Why can't you get a netbook with Linux on it? Microsoft is strong-arming the manufacturers. Groklaw has the run-down.

If I say my horse is faster than yours, and you says yours is faster, and we let our horses race around the track, that establishes the point. But if you shoot my horse, that leaves questions in the air. Is your horse *really* faster? If so, why shoot my horse?

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-20 22:25:50.488144+00 by: meuon

It's not just the manufacturers, it's also the resellers. I've recently bought many thousands of dollars of such from places like NewEgg.com: Asus Eee TOP's, Asus Seashells, USR USB Modems, I've written glowing reccomendations about the hardware and the distributor, mentioning installing Linux and that things worked well,

The let the review of the USR USB Modems supporting linux stay.

The e-mail from NewEgg said: I violated their review guidelines by modifying the equipment from it's originally intended configuration.

My response was: It dual-boots very well. No reply.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-21 00:04:04.307517+00 by: ebradway

Wow - I hadn't noticed yet that NewEgg was nuking reviews that included "modifying the equipment from it's originally intended configuration". I'll have to see if my Linksys review is still up there. One of the biggest questions I have when buying hardware is "how well is it supported outside of M$". That'll be enough reason for me to consider another vendor. Anyone get similar issues with Amazon's reviews?