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ASUS Profits Fall 94% After Getting “Closely Tied Up with Microsoft” at the Expense of GNU/Linux

They never learn

Taking a buck



Summary: ASUS moves from GNU/Linux to Windows and it shows

A YEAR ago, ASUS told the press that it was "closely tied up with Microsoft.” This happened just months after ASUS had expressed its future commitment to the GNU/Linux platform and recently we learned that Microsoft probably offered kickbacks to ASUS. It is almost confirmed now. The effect on ASUS appears to be devastating as liaising with Microsoft did not really pay off. Based on the following report, the profits of ASUS are down 94% and going forward, check out what they need to cope with:



During a demonstration at CES of their new Eee Netbook range, featuring Windows 7 touch screen technology, the company twice failed to get their new Netbook to work with the screen freezing as executives tried to demonstrate new models.


Wonderful.

Is another "Vista capable" lawsuit (a third one) going to target Vista 7?

There's lots more in the news today. How about this?

Many Intel chips can't do XP Mode on Win 7



IT SEEMS XP MODE, the mode which allows certain XP apps to run even on Windows 7, may not be available on a number of Intel chips, especially many of those bunged into retail laptops.



It is also covered here:

A small brouhaha is erupting over Windows 7 and Intel processors. The hubbub is centered on which Intel processors will not support "XP mode" in Windows 7 and, by extension, which PCs will not support XP mode. Retail laptops may be one of the most prominent segments affected.


A group of bribed bloggers and journalists may not be sufficient to prop up the perception of Vista 7.

"My initial evaluation of Windows 7 shows that it's really just Vista with a fresh coat of paint."

--Randall Kennedy

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