[plug] eeePC - XP version cheaper than Linux version.

Richard Meyer meyerri at westnet.com.au
Thu May 8 09:54:40 WST 2008

Ok, let's start again. I posted that the info was that the NEW eeePC was
not going to be sold at the Myers etc of this world when it came out.
This link was somehow snipped in one of the earlier posts.

The new version is not out yet. According to the info I posted it would
not be available for the "casual buyer" in Linux, only XP. And I include
the link again


On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 09:45 +0800, Paul Antoine wrote:
> I can tell you right now that Myers has the eeePC running Linux...
> P.
> Richard Meyer wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 09:15 +0800, Tomasz Grzegurzko wrote:
> >> On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 8:56 AM, Paul Antoine <pma-la at milleng.com.au> wrote:
> >>> The smaller flash would make a big difference given the price of such
> >>>  things atm.
> >>>
> >>>  Speaking of Myers... I was there the other day when I spied a 20-ish
> >>>  woman looking at an eeePC with her mum.  Mum wasn't sure... she was
> >>>  concerned that it have Word/Excel.  Daughter was *very* keen and soon
> >>>  found Open Office so mum was placated the moment she heard the word
> >>>  "Office".
> >>>
> >>>  Anyway, the daughter was convinced it would do everything she wants it
> >>>  to do and mum paid up.
> >>>
> >>>  Shhhh... as long as it does what they want in a friendly manner and in a
> >>>  package that suits them nobody cares if it's Linux or Windows...
> >>>
> >>>  Paul
> >> I'd agree; people don't pay for software, they pay for features and
> >> functionality. Most don't know what OS their running, it's just the
> >> data they want to access (their docs, spreadsheets, etc etc).
> >>
> >> In the case of the eeePC, people can see the difference between size
> >> of hard drive and may be tempted to go with the bigger one, unless the
> >> sales person isn't sure about the OS if it's NOT windows and sways
> >> them, then it may just go ahead all the same.....
> >>
> >> Tomasz
> > 
> > BUT - according to the link I gave the Linux version will not be going
> > to the Myers of the world, only the XP version will. That automatically
> > means that the prospective buyer (non-technical) gets no choice - he
> > gets XP or nothing.
> > 
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