Our colleagues from Tom’s Hardware, who were present at CeBIT, brought us interesting news: the Eee PC could abandon Linux and devote itself solely to Microsoft. This news, also confirmed by Asus France, indicates that the Eee PC 900 (the new version in 8.9 inches) would therefore only be available in Windows XP.
The Eee PC was praised at its release (and in our test) for its graphical interface, simple and easy to use. Linux enthusiasts were particularly happy to find a popular machine sold under Linux, but users seem not to have found their happiness with Linux: user requests to install Windows XP on the Eee PC are legion. Asus seems more interested in Windows users (more than 90% of computer users worldwide) than in Linux users (less than 3%). In the end, Asus obviously wants to sell Eee PCs, and Windows is a good way to interest users, even if some people are upset by this finding.