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Windows 7 Pushes Netbook Envelope

On desktops and laptops, Linux has made less of a dent then a feather on an Abrams tank. On netbooks, though, Linux and now maybe even Google's Android pose a real threat. Microsoft got the message and will do whatever it takes to rule the netbook roost, which is exactly why it's doing away with the anticipated Windows 7 restrictions that would let just three apps run on netbooks.

I'm not the world's biggest multitasker, but I'm running four apps right now. On a netbook, I'd have to give up one just to keep running. I've said that once Mac laptops get cheap enough, I'd buy one. I'm still waiting. Now I'm waiting for a $300 Windows 7 netbook.

Posted by Doug Barney on June 01, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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