Asus Windows Eee PC will outsell Linux version

Asustek Computer (Asus) predicts the Eee PC it has started selling with Microsoft Windows XP Home edition on board will outsell the original Linux-based version by a ratio of 6 to 4 by the end of this year, a heady prediction considering the Windows machine costs nearly twice as much as the cheapest Linux one.The […]

Asustek Computer (Asus) predicts the Eee PC it has started selling with Microsoft Windows XP Home edition on board will outsell the original Linux-based version by a ratio of 6 to 4 by the end of this year, a heady prediction considering the Windows machine costs nearly twice as much as the cheapest Linux one.

The company has forecast Eee PC shipments at around 5 million units this year. Based on the 6 to 4 ratio the company predicts, Asus could ship around 3 million Windows Eee PCs and 2 million Linux ones.

"A lot of people have been waiting for the Windows version," said Jonney Shih, chairman of Asus, at a news conference in Taipei on Thursday.

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