A tale of two plug-and-play Linux boxes

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| As many of us who watch the Linux market know, the past week has seen the
| announcement of two markedly different plug-and-play Linux computers.
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/15191/1023/

The exclusionary OEM contracts no longer work.


Related:

Lenovo says it will supply Linux in NZ pre-installed

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| Good news, we say. But we also have to ask, why not promote this option more?
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http://m-net.net.nz/1762/latest-news...-pre-insta.php


San Diego rolls out laptops with Linux *

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| For the project's hardware, San Diego is working with Lenovo to custom-design
| the laptops.
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| Officials in San Diego--the second-largest school district in
| California, with more than 130,000 students--hope that by implementing their
| Always-On Learning Initiative cautiously instead of rushing head-first
| into the project, they will be able to avoid costly financial and
| technology mistakes that might hamper the initiative's progress.
|
| [...]
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| For the project's hardware, San Diego is working with Lenovo to
| custom-design the laptops.
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http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/show...ArticleID=7178


LCTP Series Linux Laptops

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| Pre-loaded Red Hat/Fedora Linux, Ubuntu Linux; distribution CDs
| included. Optional Dual-Boot Install with Windows XP.
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http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux-laptop-lctp60.html