Technologies on the rise in 2008

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| The Taiwanese manufacturer has predicted it will sell five million of the
| tiny machines in 2008.
|
| The low-cost laptop runs open source Linux software and weighs less than one
| kilogram.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7147804.stm

They actually expect to sell many more. The forecasts have been raised (see
below).


Recent:

Asustek ups Eee PC sales f'cast by two-thirds

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| Asustek had said that it hoped to become the world's fifth-largest laptop PC
| vendor by 2010.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/techn...P4901620071128


Ten Inch Eee PC Spied in Taiwan

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| "JimJim" of Akihabara News snapped these spy-pics of the upcoming 10 inch
| version of Asus' much loved Eee PC, at Computex in Taiwan. *
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http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/1...ch-eee-pc.html


Related:

Asus Eee PC doing well

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| It appears that this holiday season the gPC is not the only mainstream Linux
| PC to get a lot of attention. The Asus Eee PC, a $400 laptop that runs a
| basic version of Linux, is sold out at Amazon and Best Buy, where it has
| received a 4.5/5 user rating at both places.
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http://www.linuxloop.com/news/2007/1...pc-doing-well/


The Asus Eee Laptop Series Selling Off the Shelves World Wide

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| The sturdy and light weight Asus Eee has captured the hearts and minds of US
| consumers, students and educators. The Eee series has all the features of its
| competitors, but its affordable price is turning heads. The Eee units are
| literally selling off the shelves world-wide.
|
| [...]
|
| The popular Eee is not without its critics. IT Wire reports that Asus Eee may
| have misrepresented the Linux loaded capabilities. According to IT Wire, some
| Linux advocates say the Eee uses Xandros a Debian-based distribution that
| charges a license fee and has an agreement with Microsoft similar to the one
| signed by Novell.
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http://www.physorg.com/news115288648.html


Microsoft's Big Problem in a Small Box

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| Vista is a big operating system that demands monster graphics and dual-core
| processors. But what if the market pines for a whole lot less?
|
| [...]
|
| The mass move to mobile computing is a destabilizing force and harbinger of
| change. Microsoft's position would be better if Vista didn't demand so much
| when the market wants so little.
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/conte...129TX1K0000535
http://tinyurl.com/2sg6xy


Linux is about to take over the low end of PCs

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| Opinion -- Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same
| time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is at such a
| tipping point right now and the result will be millions of Linux-powered PCs
| in users' hands.
|
| [...]
|
| Microsoft will fight this trend tooth and nail. It will cut prices to the
| point where it'll be bleeding ink on some of its product lines. And Windows
| XP is going to stick around much longer than Microsoft ever wanted it to.
| Still, it won't be enough. By attacking from the bottom, where Microsoft can
| no longer successfully compete, Linux will finally cut itself a large slice
| of the desktop market pie.
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http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2414535067.html


First Impressions of the Eee PC Laptop from a Public Library Point of View

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| This laptop changes the rules of the game. It brings portable computing power
| within the financial reach of millions more people. This laptop brings hope
| and expands the world of possibilities.
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http://blogs.pcworld.com/communityvo...impressio.html


Review: Asus Eee laptop PC

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| In all then, the Eee PC looks set to transform the world of mobile computing.
| It offers the most usable interface we’ve seen so far on a device of this
| size, is portable enough to take with you everywhere you go, and costs half
| the price of a traditional budget laptop. What’s not to like?
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http://www.absolutegadget.com/200712...laptop-pc.html