Xandros expands mobile device push

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| The move is an indication of the growing popularity of Linux on portable
| devices, the two companies said.
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http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1...9411119,00.htm

Viyya Explains the Xandros NetBook Relationship

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| Viyya Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VYON), the developer and marketer of
| the world's most advanced, web-based internet content management application,
| announced planning for the delivery phase of its agreement with Xandros, in
| the EeePC NetBook market.
|
| [...]
|
| The EeePC designed and marketed by ASUS, is a 7", .92kg miniaturized wireless
| notebook computer (NetBook) that appears to have revolutionized the "laptop"
| world. The EeePC was voted the "Product of the Year" in February at CeBIT in
| Germany and has won over 616 awards in 2008. The first 10,000 shipped to the
| U.S. were sold out immediately and independent analysts predict over 50
| million units to be in circulation by 2011.
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http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=852802

The GPLv3 will kick them in the rear. Same with Novell and Linspire, but
that'll give room for free replacements like Ubuntu, Red Hat, PCLOS,
MontaVista...


Related:

Xandros CEO Defends Microsoft Deal

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| Under the third version of the General Public License, expected
| to be published in final form this month by the Free Software
| Foundation, all such deals that were not inked by March 28 are
| forbidden. As a result, it would appear that Xandros will not
| be allowed to distribute open source code licensed under GPLv3
| because of its relationship with Microsoft. Typaldos said
| he's not concerned. "If you are a businessperson, you can't
| worry about every eventuality."
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http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=199901347


Microsoft with the carrot and the stick

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| Then Microsoft offers the carrot of legal absolution. "Come with us"
| they say "We will protect you and your customers from our lawsharks"
| they promise. The poor scared sods believe them and sign a piece of
| paper that they think will protect themselves from the "Big Brother".
| This of course makes Microsoft very happy and fits right in with their
| divide and conqueror plans.
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http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/linux/loc...he-stick-16688
http://tinyurl.com/28e4uo