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Victor Stone talks about music, Free Software, Creative Commons and life at Microsoft 04 (2004)

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4 Comments

  1. David Gerard said,

    November 18, 2008 at 8:10 am

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    The netbook form factor has a future because they’re real computers that are ridiculously convenient and handy. No-one could use one and think otherwise.

  2. Victor Soliz said,

    November 18, 2008 at 2:38 pm

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    yes, they are freaking awesome.

    Unfortunately, it turns out the eee has a deadly battery issue that makes it waste battery when turned off, making it quite useless. It seems this was fixed for later versions, but that made me sure not to ever purchase an ASUS computer anymore. I hope there better netbooks in the future.

  3. Roy Schestowitz said,

    November 18, 2008 at 2:42 pm

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    ARM has got some good things coming. It’s also Intel-free, not just Microsoft-free. It’s more energy-efficient.

  4. David Gerard said,

    November 18, 2008 at 3:15 pm

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    There’s any number of netbook makers, not just Asus. The competition is vicious and effective, and Microsoft can’t take ‘em all out but it can sow the seeds of disaster with $0 OEM licenses it’s not legally allowed to make nontransferable in many countries. And they’ll still use half the battery under Linux. It’s a great time to be a computer buyer.

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