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Developing for Linux netbooks

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| For the Eee ASUS used their own custom version of Xandros Linux. Meanwhile,
| this year the Elonex ONE subnotebook has been released in the United Kingdom,
| similarly using a Linux variation to power its offering without a cost being
| passed on to the consumer. Now it’s Acer’s turn to get some action with the
| release of their pint-sized Intel Atom-powered Aspire One. Once more, Acer
| have appropriated Linux, in this case the Linpus Linux Lite distribution.
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/19255/1141/

That's a whole new market with demand right there.


Recent:

Everex to launch 10.2-in. ultraportable in November

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| Both laptops can run either Microsoft Windows XP or a Linux operating system.
| Their LCD screens are similar to the 10.2-in. model, with 1,024-by-600
| resolution. They come with either 4-cell or 6-cell lithium-ion batteries. The
| 6-cell batteries can run for seven to eight hours before needing a recharge.
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/...rce=rss_news50
http://tinyurl.com/6lwkjx


More details surface regarding Dell's UMPC

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| and runs either Linux/Windows XP.
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| and runs either Linux/Windows XP.
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http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/hughes/28904


Ballmer: Vista Is 'a Work in Progress'

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| As PC users clamor for Microsoft to continue to support Windows XP, company
| CEO Steve Ballmer called the Vista OS "a work in progress" at an annual
| Seattle event on Thursday.
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._progress.html


Related:

Holy Crap: Did Bill Gates Just Say Windows Sucks?

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| We asked a simple question: what Microsoft product could have used a little
| more polish before release? The answer astounded us. We would just like to
| thank Bill Gates for his honesty and his openness.
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http://gizmodo.com/342920/holy-crap-...-windows-sucks
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