The Microsoft-netbook controversy explained

ZDnet writes: "Microsoft isn't a fan of netbooks. To put it down to one thing, it means they lose revenue in the long run. Netbooks, to those who aren't in the know, are smaller and more compact laptops. Because they're smaller, they have less memory, less computing power and smaller screens.

However, to their merit, they are a brilliant tool to have for students. They're immensely light, easy to use, very handy for taking down lecture notes and the batteries last much longer.

The problem is Microsoft doesn't like the notebook very much, because of the aforementioned reason - it loses them profit. I was talking to resident Microsoft blogger Mary-Jo "Nighthawk Zero Bravo" Foley, and she explained in simple layman terms for me, and you, the reader."

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