The Story Behind The Asus Eee PC

Posted: Nov 4 2007, 10:00am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 4:40am CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs

 

The Story behind the Asus Eee PC
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The low-cost Linux running Asus Eee PC began shipping last week in the United States. You can buy the Asus Eee PC 4G from NewEgg and J&R online.

Forbes has an interesting article about how Asus developed the Eee PC. Asus' CEO Jonney Shih was looking for a breakthrough product about a year ago to give Asus another boost.
Apparently the software development took the longest time. Getting the Linux based User Interface right was important and it was the reason for the delays.
Microsoft got their foot in the door at the last minute, so now there will be Asus Eee PCs that you can have with Microsoft Windows for an ultra-low $40 license fee.

Read the full story on Forbes. Via Engadget. This is a great read for a lazy Sunday.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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