[Linux-aus] Microsoft drops prices to compete with Linux on low-cost laptops

Glen Turner gdt at gdt.id.au
Sun May 11 12:59:36 UTC 2008


Microsoft Xp Home to be US$32 (US$26 in China & India).  Minus another
US$10 if signs Market Development Agreement  [Importantly, the MDA
prevents the signatory from recommending Linux if a Windows alternative
is available.]

Offer restricted to
  CPU = Via | Intel Atom | others <= 1GHz
  RAM <= 1GB
  Hard disk <= 80GB
  Screen <= 10.2in

Interesting how low Microsoft will go when faced with real

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