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Ubuntu Netbook Remix: a detailed explanation

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| Conclusion
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| In one word: exciting. This piece was written entirely using an EeePC running
| Ubuntu Netbook Remix. And, it’s going to stay that way. It works. It’s good.
| It’s getting better. The best item of news is that we can all expect
| sub-notebooks running Ubuntu Netbook Remix on them. (And yes, I will
| eventually give in and call them Netbooks… one day). Canonical is doing all
| of the right things, and it’s definitely giving a lot of sleepless nights to
| those CEOs who stubbornly ignored GNU/Linux up to now.
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http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/...ed_explanation

....Not to get /too/ excited yet. Shuttleworth 'licensed' some codecs from the
Vole.

Is Linux a Lonely Word?

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| Why is Linux on these new classes of PCs seeing some success? Microsoft has
| created a whole new class of “Vista Orphans:” vendors who want to sell lower
| cost PCs and can’t afford the component costs required by Vista. Microsoft
| has responded by keeping “Coke Classic” around (Windows XP) as they see their
| market presence slipping in these new machines. And that’s really the key. As
| Glyn Moody says: “The price difference has been slight and there has always
| been the problem of learning new ways of working. The Asus Eee PC changes all
| that. Because the form factor is so different, people don’t seem to make
| direct comparisons with the desktop PC and so don’t expect the user
| experience to be the same.”
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http://www.linux-foundation.org/webl...a-lonely-word/

Photos: Five of the best mini laptops

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| Another week, another ultra-mobile PC launch... Miniature laptops which pack
| enough power to keep you productive on the road yet have a convenient,
| travel-sized form factor are hot property right now. There's certainly no
| shortage of laptop manufacturers bringing out dinky offerings with dainty
| price-tags so business travellers on a hardware hunt are spoilt for choice.
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http://www.silicon.com/research/spec...9241253,00.htm


Recent:

Low-cost Linux laptop targets British education market

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| Elonex is taking orders for a sub-$200 Linux-based laptop aimed at the
| British educational market. Based on a 300MHz processor, the Elonex One
| includes WiFi, Ethernet, Flash storage, USB, and a 7-inch, 800 x 480
| detachable touch display.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4650708621.html


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.
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http://www.news.com/Feeling-the-heat...tag=ne.fd.mnbc
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