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Acer punts £199... er... £220... er... Linux laptop

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| At launch, the company stated the basic version of the Eee PC rival would run
| Linux, pack in 8GB of solid-state storage and 512MB of memory, and sport a
| £199 price tag. Company officials stressed that that figure included VAT, the
| UK's 17.5 per cent sales tax.
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http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/07..._laptop_price/


Recent:

Acer launches $500 Atom-powered Linux mini-note

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| Aspire One sports Intel’s Atom processor, an 8.9in screen and a $99 cashback
| deal on its $599 (Linux) and $699 (Windows XP) sticker price
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http://apcmag.com/Content.aspx?id=2556


Acer Aspire One

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| Many of us will be familiar with Linux-based operating systems, but
| relatively few of you will have seen the particular 'Linpus' implementation
| in the One. The home screen is divided into four sections: "Connect" for all
| Internet, instant messenger and email-related tasks; "Work" for accessing
| OpenOffice word processor, spreadsheet, presentation and database
| applications; "Fun" for the games, media player and photo management
| software; and "Files" for accessing your data. There's also a search bar at
| the top right that can be used to search the Internet directly or the files
| on the hard drives.
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http://www.cnet.com.au/laptops/lapto...9290036,00.htm


Acer bets big on Linux

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| Acer has stated that it will be pushing Linux aggressively on its laptops and
| netbooks.
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http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/22...hes-linux-hard


Microsoft sees slide in profits

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7366106.stm


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


Related:

Acer: PC industry 'disappointed' with Vista

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| Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to
| openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the
| Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.
|
| Lanci said the operating system was riddled with problems and gave users and
| businesses no reason to buy a new PC, according to the report. Taiwan-based
| Acer is the world's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, after HP, Dell and
| Lenovo.
|
| "The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," Lanci said.
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http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/...SS&NewsID=9579


Man wins damages from Acer over Windows refund

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| Initially, Acer had offered only €30 if the man returned elements of the
| install at his own expense .
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=42546
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