Linux-based diskless notebook costs under $300

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| A British Columbia-based startup called InkMedia announced an under-$300
| notebook that runs embedded Linux. Based on a Via chip, the Ink Mobile
| Computer (Ink MC) depends on flash-based storage and offers an 8.6-inch SVGA
| display, four USB slots, Ethernet, and WiFi.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS3441111408.html


Recent:

Spanish low-cost notebook including OpenOffice.org

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| According to this Spanish article, yet another low-cost notebook including a
| Fedora-based Linux distro as well as OpenOffice.org will be sold for about
| 300 Euro. *
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http://blogs.sun.com/dancer/entry/sp...book_including


Notebooks. With Linux. Pre-installed.

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| Here's a very short list of vendors who sell Linux notebooks. In no
| particular order, here are five:
|
| # RedSeven PCs
| # Emperor Linux
| # Linux Certified
| # R-Cubed Technologies
| # System 76
| # Oh, and here's a sixth, Dell Computers
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http://www.marcelgagne.com/node/559


Dutch UMPC runs Ubuntu Linux

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| Dutch integrator Van Der Led (VDL) Designs has announced a clone of the Asus
| Eee PC ultra-mini PC (UMPC) notebook. The WiFi-enabled "Jisus" UMPC is
| equipped with a Chinese-made 1GHz Loongson CPU, has an 8.9-inch display, and
| runs Ubuntu Linux.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS3257992292.html


PC Makers Race to Market With Low-Cost 'Netbooks'

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| The University of Chicago undergraduate recently bought an Eee PC, a low-end
| laptop from Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. that starts at $299. The device
| has a small screen, a cramped keyboard, no hard drive and was introduced with
| Linux rather than Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system -- and Asustek
| can't make enough of them.
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1207...googlenews_wsj


ZaReason's MegaLap is a desktop replacement with an Ubuntu twist

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| MegaLap, a notebook computer from ZaReason, a company that builds and sells
| computer systems that run Ubuntu, is bound to give its owner bragging rights
| at any LAN party, especially with how loud the system can get. It has the
| hallmarks of on-the-go computing, while performing comparably to a desktop
| gaming system.
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http://www.linux.com/feature/130446


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| A couple of years ago you reiterated that IBM was Microsoft's biggest
| competitor and you said not just on the business side, but overall. If I ask
| you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
|
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.
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http://www.news.com/Feeling-the-heat...tag=ne.fd.mnbc


Microsoft's SEC:

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| A prominent example of open source software is the Linux operating system...
| To the extent open source software gains increasing market acceptance, sales
| of our products may decline, we may have to reduce the prices we charge for
| our products, and revenue and operating margins may consequently decline.
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http://www. microsoft.com/msft/SEC/default.mspx


http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...71023002351958