Microsoft, Intel to Limit Netbook Licenses to Sub-10.2 inch Models

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tkid124

Net: short hand for network, aka the internet.

Book: short for notebook, aka a laptop.

NetBook: a laptop designed to access the internet.

 That was the original point of these cute little devices

Now Microsoft has said, if you want to use our software and pay a lower fee for a lower powered device, you will not use it on a screen bigger than 10.2 inches, their the owners of their software code, they have a right to set limits if they choose too.

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Bless

God bless the world!!! finally someone who had the courage to set the boundary between them. Applaud for Intel n MCSF!! Dont get discourage people... Imagine what would happen if a netbook has all the feature n technology that a laptop has? It will destroy the term netbook itself and will become nothing but a notebook. luv u Bill Gates :)

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Keith E. Whisman

Here we go with Intel and MS Giving the finger to future innovation. That's how I see it. Why put a limit on the screen size? Netbooks are still new and there is plenty of innovation that has yet to be seen. 

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linux_dork

I see what Microsoft's intentions here are, and it's a tricky situation - if they're making a specific version of Win7 for netbooks, but it will run on any computer - how do you define netbook?  There's really no set definition currently, especially with higher-end netbooks - it's kind of in the eye of the beholder.

Anyway, what's going to end up happening is a resurgence in using Linux on netbooks to stay competitive with pricing and features.  Not that I'm biased to one OS over the other (what's my username again?  heh heh).

 

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MeTo

Can you say Linux please. This is all you need for a net book. IMHO

Linux Mint,Duel boot/Vista,AMD Athlon+ x2 5600,3 Gig ram,500 Gig HDD,ATI 1300 Video.

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konata

i can say linux.

 Fedora or Ubuntu should be fine.

Hell, I'd use Slax even.

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MvanA

Sounds to me like we can all expect another Anti-Competitive Practices lawsuit in the near future.

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comptech08

this is the stupidest idea ever.  It seems like these big companies all have the same business model--Piss the consumer off as much as possible.  What gives microsoft the right to give a restriction on what type of computer can run their software?

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captAwesome

I do agree with you comptech I think it's a stupid idea.  Just seems like Intel and Microsoft trying to screw VIA.

But I don't agree with you I do believe they have the right it is their intellectual property.  Just look at apple and their software OS X.  They restrict the right for people to use their software only on apple manufactured computers and sue the crap of of people who try otherwise, i.e. Psystar.

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comptech08

you dont need another company to get OSX, you can install it urself.

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SEALBoy

Not legally. Apple only allows OSX to run on Mac computers, which is why Psystar is in a bit of trouble.

Microsoft DOES have the right to restrict use of their software. They own it, they made it, and they can tell companies how they're gonna use it.

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comptech08

no when I buy it or another company buys it from microsoft it is no longer theirs.  I do not think they should have any right on telling you how to use something after you have already purchased it from them.

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kevaskous

I never reply to these things but i -HAD- to correct you. When you buy Windows, you don't own a damn thing. What you own is the physical disk, and the key. In other words you own the right to use it as intended by the license you own. you own NO part of the operating system or any part of the code hence forth.

You are definitely one of those people who never reads terms and agreements..haha.

 

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comptech08

no, when i pay around 300 bucks for it I OWN IT, and dont care what the EULA says.  Its mine and I can do whatever I please with it.

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captAwesome

Well that's what people are trying to decide in this day and age and the whole DRM thing.

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