Asus announced it will begin shipping it’s Eee PC laptop with Windows XP pre-installed in place of Linux. Talk about the good chasing the bad. Don’t worry though. The Linux version isn’t going anywhere.
When Asus came out with the Eee in Japan it offered it with XP as its primary OS. The model number was changed to 4G-X to distinguish it from the regular, Linux-based 4G model.
Asus has always offered Windows drivers for the Eee’s so one could always install XP if they wished. God only knows why.