So it turns out that if you want to sell a computer with a custom operating system in multiple countries, you have to take the initiative of translating the menus and dialogs yourself. And that’s apparently turning out to be a bit of a chore for Asus. So the company has decided not to offer Linux on Eee PCs sold in several northern European countries.

Asus will sell netbooks with Windows XP in Denmark and other northern European countries for the foreseeable future. The difference is that Microsoft has already done the heavy lifting by translating Windows into virtually every spoken language on earth.

This news comes after Asus had already announced plans to go Windows only in the Philippines.

Update: It looks like the reports of the Linux Eee PC’s northen European demise may have been somewhat exaggerated.

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