Intel Atom netbooks might not get Windows 7

Windows 7 is the latest OS from Microsoft which many people now enjoy. Microsoft made the Release Candidate 1 available to the public months ago for FREE. RC1 license will expire in March 2010 and will automatically shutdown your system every 2 hours unless renewed.

Now, more netbook users are into WIndows 7 as it runs kinda light and perfect for Intel N270/N280 CPU. But in the news reported by Digitimes, netbooks that run on those processors, which means almost every new netbooks around, might likely not get Windows 7 upgrades due to high cost, low demand.

Netbook vendors consider keeping Windows XP instead which currently costs at $25 – $30. Windows 7 is aroung $45 – $55.

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4 Responses to “ Intel Atom netbooks might not get Windows 7 ”

  1. LinuxLove said:

    Jun 18, 09 at 12:08 am

    Microsoft has to be about the dumbest company in the world. They’re their own worst enemy. They cannibalize themselves as they try to protect their bottom line. I think, in time, people are gonna find themselves over to either Linux (in some fashion such as Android or Moblin) or Mac OS more and more.

  2. A. Cantos said:

    Jun 19, 09 at 6:54 pm

    yeah, maybe… but not very soon right?

  3. Kerjuk said:

    Jul 10, 09 at 4:49 am

    Not so sure. I have taken the bold step of installing Windows 7 on to my Samsung NC10 and it is working flawlessly. All of the hardware was found during installation without the requirement to go and find drivers.
    All the programs I use are working brilliantly too. Running Office 2007 with ease. I just can’t understand Microsoft’s ploy because it will end with people either getting hold of ripped copies or as LinuxLove puts it moving to Linux, which is a good system for those that know how to get the best from it. But when it comes to turn it on use it nothing can touch a Windows PC. Everything is developed for Windows…..
    Maybe that will change in time, but only when Google Chrome OS goes live.

  4. A. Cantos said:

    Jul 11, 09 at 12:00 am

    Even Google Chrome will take time… Well, it’s not being built to compete with windows…


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