Asustek claims two-thirds of Eee PCs will run XP

By Justin Mann on March 14, 2008, 9:43 AM
The Asus Eee PC has seen tremendous success and has earned a lot of respect for its low cost and apparent robustness. While originally pitched as a device built upon Linux, it became clear towards release that they would make it suitable for Windows as well. Recently, we started seeing the first XP-based Eee PCs being sold, such as in Japan. And according to some, it won't stop there.

In fact, according to recent statements from Asustek, nearly two-thirds of the infamous Eee PC shipped this year will run Windows XP. That represents a sizable shift from today, and would probably be beneficial to the product line in general. Whether or not it will hurt the unitís reputation is another thing, since a lot of enthusiasts jumped on it due to it being such a unique device.




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icye said:
This is nothing new, when we got a demo unit in at the computer store, the first things the tech did was install Windows XP Pro onto it.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
[b]Originally posted by icye:[/b][quote]This is nothing new, when we got a demo unit in at the computer store, the first things the tech did was install Windows XP Pro onto it.[/quote]Why? Was there something wrong with Linux?Soon Asus will drop Linux completely, claiming users didn't want Linux.
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