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  1. [News] Another GNU/Linux Mini-Laptop Introduced, Cheaper Than Windows

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    CTL's Sub-$400 Mini-Notebook For Business Debuts

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    | Computer maker CTL on Tuesday introduced a mini business notebook with a
    | 7-inch screen.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Pricing for the IL1, which will be available by the end of the month, is $389
    | for the Windows version and $349 for the Linux model. The device comes with a
    | one-year warranty.
    `----

    http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=208403245

    Another Eee review:

    Review: Asus Eee 900

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The Linux version of the Asus Eee PC 900, tested here, is probably the better
    | option for customers who only want to use the machines for what they are best
    | at – surfing the web, e-mail and word processing.
    `----

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/4580677a28.html


    Recent:

    Microsoft worried over Linux ULPCs

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    | An un-named Microsoft official quoted in the original article claims that
    | manufacturers currently offering Linux on their low-cost devices “have made
    | some good inroads with open-source, and Microsoft wants to put a stop to it.”
    `----

    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/05...-linux-ulpcs/1


    Microsoft to limit capabilities of cheap laptops

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    | Microsoft plans to offer PC makers steep discounts on Windows XP Home Edition
    | to encourage them to use that OS instead of Linux on ultra low-cost PCs
    | (ULPCs). To be eligible, however, the PC vendors that make ULPCs must limit
    | screen sizes to 10.2 inches and hard drives to 80G bytes, and they cannot
    | offer touch-screen PCs.
    |
    | The program is outlined in confidential documents that Microsoft sent to PC
    | makers last month, and which were obtained by IDG News Service. The goal
    | apparently is to limit the hardware capabilities of ULPCs so that they don't
    | eat into the market for mainstream PCs running Windows Vista, something both
    | Microsoft and the PC vendors would want to avoid.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Microsoft notes that the OSes under consideration for the devices include
    | Windows and Linux. Some PC makers have expressed a preference for Linux
    | because it helps them keep down the cost of the devices.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | By offering Windows XP Home Edition at bargain prices, Microsoft hopes to
    | secure its place in the ULPC market and reduce the use of Linux, according to
    | an official at one PC maker, who asked not to be identified because he was
    | not authorized to discuss the program.
    |
    | "[Low-cost PC makers] have made some good inroads with open-source, and
    | Microsoft wants to put a stop to it," the official said.
    |
    | The official did not seem opposed to the program. It should stimulate more
    | competition between Windows and Linux in the ULPC market, and it could
    | invigorate sales because consumers who want an easy-to-use PC are likely to
    | prefer Windows, the official said.
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    http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=D04...0F5F4479DEEE86
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  2. Re: [News] Another GNU/Linux Mini-Laptop Introduced, Cheaper Than Windows

    "Roy Schestowitz" schreef in bericht
    news:4148445.zrisDIC3Qv@schestowitz.com...
    > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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    >
    > CTL's Sub-$400 Mini-Notebook For Business Debuts
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Computer maker CTL on Tuesday introduced a mini business notebook with a
    > | 7-inch screen.
    > |
    > | [...]
    > |
    > | Pricing for the IL1, which will be available by the end of the month, is
    > $389
    > | for the Windows version and $349 for the Linux model. The device comes
    > with a
    > | one-year warranty.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=208403245
    >
    > Another Eee review:
    >
    > Review: Asus Eee 900
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | The Linux version of the Asus Eee PC 900, tested here, is probably the
    > better
    > | option for customers who only want to use the machines for what they are
    > best
    > | at – surfing the web, e-mail and word processing.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.stuff.co.nz/4580677a28.html
    >
    >
    > Recent:
    >
    > Microsoft


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  3. Re: [News] Another GNU/Linux Mini-Laptop Introduced, Cheaper Than Windows

    Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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    >
    > CTL's Sub-$400 Mini-Notebook For Business Debuts
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Computer maker CTL on Tuesday introduced a mini business notebook with a
    > | 7-inch screen.
    > |
    > | [...]
    > |
    > | Pricing for the IL1, which will be available by the end of the month, is
    > | $389 for the Windows version and $349 for the Linux model. The device
    > | comes with a one-year warranty.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop

    showArticle.jhtml?articleID=208403245


    There is something vastly wrong with this article.

    WINDUMMY OSEN is $30. Normally a company cannot sell it on unless they
    multiply its cost by x4. So the price differential should be at the
    very least $120 more for the WINDUMMY model. Clearly somebody is
    overcharging for Linux and undercharging for WINDUMMY computer
    to make up for the shortfall in prices.


    This is a major anti-trust issue unless someone care to explain
    how the prices have been reached in a manner that follows
    standard business practice.



  4. Re: [News] Another GNU/Linux Mini-Laptop Introduced, Cheaper Than Windows

    "7" schreef in bericht
    news:NIe4k.8106$E41.2966@text.news.virginmedia.com ...
    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    >> Hash: SHA1
    >>
    >> CTL's Sub-$400 Mini-Notebook For Business Debuts
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | Computer maker CTL on Tuesday introduced a mini business notebook with
    >> a
    >> | 7-inch screen.
    >> |
    >> | [...]
    >> |
    >> | Pricing for the IL1, which will be available by the end of the month,
    >> is
    >> | $389 for the Windows version and $349 for the Linux model. The device
    >> | comes with a one-year warranty.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop

    > showArticle.jhtml?articleID=208403245
    >
    >
    > There is something vastly wrong with this article.
    >
    > WINDUMMY


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