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Acer, the largest producer of netbooks in the world, plans to install two operating system onto future netbooks that feature dual-core microprocessors. According to the sources close to the company, installation of both Google Android and Microsoft Windows brings a lot of value for the consumers.

“Since adopting Google's operating system does not cost much, but will provide more efficiency to its consumers, the strategy is expected to stimulate demand,” a source from Acer is reported to have said in an interview with DigiTimes web-site.

Google Android operating system boots instantly and allows to do basic things that are typical for a netbook, including checking e-mail, browsing the Internet and so on. Microsoft Windows system allows to run productivity applications, such as Word or Excel.

Scott Lin, the president of Acer, said that the company planned to ship 30 million notebooks and 10 million netbooks in 2010. Acer is confident of achieving the goal and will continue its lead in the netbook market

Tags: Acer, Windows, Android, Google, Microsoft


Comments currently: 3
Discussion started: 10/08/10 12:35:19 AM
Latest comment: 10/08/10 11:16:16 AM


I bet MS will be offering 'enticements' to Acer NOT to install Android
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 10/08/10 12:35:20 AM]

Yes, bribing "INTEL style" ! But, the thing is that I like this ... having 2 operating systems. One with low power consumption and basic features and other one with full features set and compatibility. I hated the "let's dump Microsoft for Google" idea.

I would have dumped Microsoft for BeOS ten years ago. But now .. for Google ? Nope.
0 0 [Posted by: East17  | Date: 10/08/10 01:44:47 AM]

You can be sure if Acer were to drop Windows for Android, they'd receive a big fat patent sue ball from MSFT.
0 0 [Posted by: hahnchen  | Date: 10/08/10 11:16:16 AM]


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