IPhone Battery Life Redialed

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| Apple touts some impressive specs for the battery in the iPhone--up to eight
| hours of talk time, 250 hours of standby time, six hours of internet use,
| seven hours of video playback, and a full day of audio playback.
| Unfortunately, Apple doesn't list the battery life for a particular situation
| that I run into about twice a year: battery life during periods of extended
| redialing.


iPhone and Apple TV sales are down sharply, which is probably good news to the
Linux-based products, of which they are many in this area.

Apple profit not enough

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| While many companies would be over the moon with such results, particularly
| in the current economic climate, Apple has not done as well as shareholders
| expected.


The bottom line: Mac sales up sharply, Windows sales down 24% and surveys show
that Linux was up sharly in the past year (some say doubled).

3K unveils 2lb ultraportable with Linux

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| The Longitude features a 400Mhz single-core processor, with 512MB of RAM and
| a 4GB internal flash drive for data storage. 3K also provides 802.11b/g
| wireless connectivity, and a 10/100 Ethernet port for networking. The
| Longitude 400 is available directly from 3K Computers for $400.



3K Comptuers debuts Linux-based “UMPC”

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| The 3K Longitude 400 weighs under two pounds and sports a seven-inch display.
| It runs off of a 400 MHz 32-bit single core mobile processor, 512 MB of DDR2
| RAM and a 1GB internal flash drive for file storage. The operating system is
| Linux based as well. *


Don't toss that old UMPC, make it a portable Linux device!

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| Instead of selling his original Samsung Q1 UMPC, TaxMan decided to take the
| Linux plunge, something I did with Ubuntu in 2006 with mixed results.
| It just goes to show you what a little Googling and elbow grease can do.
| TaxMan has the Gutsy Gibbon release of Ubuntu installed and unlike my failed
| efforts, he has the touchscreen working as well! *


MSI Wind to see June launch

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| The Wind will come pre-installed with either Linux or Windows XP operating
| systems and will boast Bluetooth 2.0 and a 1.3-megapixel webcam.


Mandriva on a Low cost notebook : Kira

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| Many people are talking about the Asus Eee PC : low cost, tiny, and for
| the "geeks", running Linux. Mandriva 2008 Spring is compatible out of the box
| with Asus Eee PC. However a new low cost PC is appearing, done by a spanish
| company : AIRIS KIRA. This notebbok is low cost ( 299 € ), and last but no
| least : is running Mandriva Linux ! * *


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| 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.


Jisus Laptop: 8.9" Low-cost Laptop For 300EUR; Watch Cool Pictures & a Video

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| Yes, as you see the market of low-cost laptops is very hot. Today we are
| learning about a new low-cost laptop from Netherlands.
| [...]
| It runs on Ubuntu Linux


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. *