XP Home Lives, and So Does Linux, on UMPCs

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| Now, though what with disasters like Vista, Windows Home Server and now only
| giving XP Home a new lease on life, I'd like to thank you for continuing to
| give Linux and Mac OS every possible chance to grab the desktop from you.


The best Linux distro for a new breed of PCs

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| *buntu is an obvious choice because of it ease of use and installation and
| presence of an alternative installation for low-end hardware. However, there
| are hundreds of distributions floating around that might work quite handily.
| Mandriva Linux, Fedora, and OpenSUSE can all be tweaked to run well and
| install easily, but again, they only scratch the surface of what is
| available.



PCs being pushed aside in Japan

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| The PC's role in Japanese homes is diminishing, as its once-awesome monopoly
| on processing power is encroached by gadgets such as smart phones that act
| like pocket-size computers, advanced Internet-connected game consoles,
| digital video recorders with terabytes of memory. *


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| Around 98% of the world's CPUs manufactured are used in embedded systems.


Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said. * *