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Hands on with the Ubuntu Netbook Remix

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| Canonical is positioning itself to take the lead on software in the
| subnotebook market, but a big piece of the puzzle is still absent: customers.
| Although Canonical is working closely with Intel on reference designs, there
| is no word yet about potential commercial adopters for the Netbook Remix. No
| major OEMs have revealed plans to use it yet and Canonical is still actively
| looking for new partners in the hardware space. Regardless of whether it gets
| picked up by hardware makers like Asus, it is sure to be a big hit with
| Ubuntu's fans. The fact that so many users are installing the regular desktop
| version of Ubuntu on their Eee laptops is strong indication that there is
| demand for Ubuntu on subnotebooks.


The Schnorring of America -- Obama is About to End It

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| Bill Clinton paid lip service to "ubuntu" in a 2006 speech in England, but
| lip service was all it was. He was actually being his usual schnorrer self,
| making one of his highly paid speeches that helped fund Hillary's futile
| presidential bid.
| When you think of someone like Obama replacing Bush and Billary, think of
| Linux replacing Windows.
| Ubuntu first entered the Western world lexicon as the name of the most easily
| accessible version of Linux, the computer operating system that provides a
| fresh, clean change from Windows.
| As a philosophy both in the high-tech world and in society as a whole, ubuntu
| stands for open-source relations among people. And Obama presents the
| possibility of, as a major example, a major change in race relations.



The Ultimate Ultraportable?

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| As I've noted a number of times, I think the appearance of the ultraportable
| platform will provide a huge boost for GNU/Linux among ordinary users, and
| prove to be a watershed in the history of open source. The combination of
| ultraportable form factor with Ubuntu's ease-of-use will only magnify that
| effect. And if the rumours about Dell's new mini Inspiron running Ubuntu
| (presumably the Netbook Remix) prove correct, we could be witnessing the
| birth of the ultimate ultraportable.


Last week:

Otellini: 'MID revolution will be centred round Linux'

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| Intel CEO says Microsoft's insistence on pushing Vista will hand market to
| open source rival
| Intel's CEO has said that he sees the revolution that is about to happen
| around mobile internet devices (MID) such as the Eee PC and other Atom-based
| sub-notebooks will be "centred round Linux", in an interview with Associated
| Press.

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