[Two separate ones:]

Is this the laptop for the rest of us?

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| The memory is 512 MB — again just about OK, since the machine is fuelled by a
| mobile Celeron processor. Where HCL has innovated is to replace the
| Classmate’s Windows operating system with a lean-mean Linux distribution,
| Ubuntu, throwing in the OpenOffice suite and a Firefox browser.
|
| This alone will have shaved Rs. 10,000 from the cost of proprietary software
| options — and it allows HCL to sell the machine at Rs. 14,000, making it
| arguably, the cheapest laptop in India today.
|
| A Linux laptop may seem a bit unsettling for many of us — but the experience
| was painless on this machine.
|
| The machine kid-proof or should we say, ‘family-proof’, the entire computer
| is encased in a protective hood that can take a lot of bashing.
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http://www.hindu.com/2008/01/27/stor...2754181100.htm

ASUS EEE PC launching in India

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| ASUS EEE-PCThe ASUS Eee PC is a subnotebook computer designed by ASUS and
| Intel noted at the time of its introduction for its combination of light
| weight, Linux-based operating system, solid-state drive and low purchase
| price.
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http://www.gadgetsavy.com/2008/01/26...hing-in-india/


Yesterday:

Eight Asian ICT predictions for 2008

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| This year will see Linux gain a stronger foothold as an enterprise platform
| in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as steady growth in mobile-commerce, a
| market report revealed. *
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http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/busine...2036981,00.htm


Days ago::

Less software piracy means more jobs, more state revenue: Study

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| "The number of customers using Red Hat operating systems, for example,
| doubled in 2007," he said. *
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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http://www.thejakartapost.com/detail...125.L04&irec=3


Very recent:

Beijing: Red Hat opens two facilities

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| Red Hat has launched a testing and certification facility in Beijing, China,
| as well as opened another research and development (R&D) center in the
| Chinese state. *
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http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/softwa...2036830,00.htm


Related:

Linux gains ground in China

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| Linux has been riding on a wave in China, topping the growth of all operating
| systems in the first quarter of 2007, says an industry analyst.
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http://www.zdnetasia.com/insight/spe...2028679,00.htm


Mac claims more Japan OS sales than Windows

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| Sales growth of Windows plummeted from 75.3 percent to 28.7 percent. The
| sudden switch provided Apple with about 53.9 of the total OS-only marketshare
| in Japan during October -- a breakthrough for the company, BCN says. *
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http://www.electronista.com/articles...down.in.japan/