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John A
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« on: May 13, 2011, 05:50:06 AM »

Now they will start to sell laptops with pre installed Chrome OS:
http://www.google.com/chromebook/chromebooks.html
It will be exiting how it will go.

I remember the Eee PC with Xandros:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asus_Eee_PC#Linux_on_the_Eee_PC

Microsoft killed that market fast when they put in Windows XP in Eee PC.
And in fact I think they chrused Xandros to, latest stable release with it was:
4.2 / July 26, 2007 so you could say its a dead project now.

Xandros had a deal/cooperation with Microsoft about media codecs etc..
But it seems that Microsoft used the old "Embrace, extend and extinguish" tactic against them:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend_and_extinguish


I wonder what Microsofts move will be this time?
Google is much stronger than Xandros, so it be very interesting. Smiley
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John A
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 10:15:54 AM »

Here is a article about the Xandros Microsoft deal:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/xandros-deal-is-microsoft-water-torture-strategy/1100

As we know now only Microsoft benefit from it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 17:39:13 PM »

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As we know now only Microsoft benefit from it.
History does have a way of repeating itself over and over again.
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BellaPup
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 18:43:07 PM »

Myself being a Xandros refuge, I remember back in the day when they were born from the ashes of Corel Linux. Of course this happened when cash strapped Corel got a cash infusion from Microsoft, not long after Xandros was born.

Then the second deal-
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Xandros had a deal/cooperation with Microsoft about media codecs etc..
But it seems that Microsoft used the old "Embrace, extend and extinguish" tactic against them:

Yes, Corel is still around but no more Linux involvement.

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"Embrace, extend and extinguish"
A great way to put it indeed  Smiley

http://www.forbes.com/2000/10/03/1003corel.html

http://openlife.cc/onlinebook/story-failure-corel

-Hunter-
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