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Why Xandros/Linux is perfect for the Eee Pc

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Ask yourself, what kind of software do you use? What kind of a user are you? Most people will say they need MS Office, Photoshop, a calender and MSN (Or any other chat client). The truth is, unless your a professional user, Linux has all the same tools for free

Here is a short list of programs that do the same thing as propriety

MSN/Chat - Pidgin
MS Office - Open Office
Photoshop - Gimp
Outlook - Thunderbird
Calender - Usually built in with OS like Ubuntu. Lots of different calender software out there

The Eee PC runs on Xandros, an Open Source and Proprietary hybrid. Xandros is a Debian derivative that uses KDE. The Eee's Xandros runs a custom tabbed interface, but also has an "Advanced Mode", which switches it to KDE 3. The Eee PC is also able to run other Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and openSUSE.

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Microsoft+Xandros

Have people forgotten that Xandros is a patent ally of Microsoft? In simple terms, despite the claims from the CEO of the company, ASUS is carrying a liability which can then be passed to users in the form of burden/cost that's brought as incentives to Microsoft. This is /extortion/. Software patebnts are void and nothing was ever shown.

It ought to be emphasised that ASUS said that it is now "tied up" with Microsoft. It's the usual pressure tactics, whose goal is to have distribution of Linux curtailed or neglected.

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