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Say hello to the webbook

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| The really cool thing about the webbook is the software. The webbok comes
| pre-loaded with Ubuntu 8.04.1 and some new software written especially for
| this application that delivers broadband connectivity over 3G Mobile
| networks.
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http://www.theopensourcerer.com/2008/07/24/say-hello/


Recent:

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


Jisus Laptop: 8.9" Low-cost Laptop For 300EUR; Watch Cool Pictures & a Video

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| Yes, as you see the market of low-cost laptops is very hot. Today we are
| learning about a new low-cost laptop from Netherlands.
|
| [...]
|
| It runs on Ubuntu Linux
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http://laptopcom.blogspot.com/2008/0...aptop-for.html


Dutch UMPC runs Ubuntu Linux

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| Dutch integrator Van Der Led (VDL) Designs has announced a clone of the Asus
| Eee PC ultra-mini PC (UMPC) notebook. The WiFi-enabled "Jisus" UMPC is
| equipped with a Chinese-made 1GHz Loongson CPU, has an 8.9-inch display, and
| runs Ubuntu Linux.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS3257992292.html


A tiny revolution

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| It's smaller then a textbook and cheaper than many software packages. George
| Cole visits two schools using the first in a new breed of mini laptops
|
| [...]
|
| These mini laptops have caused a stir in the education sector, not least
| because they offer many features found on full-sized laptops, including
| built-in wireless networking. Their low cost (£169) is partly down to their
| use of open source software like the Linux operating system and free software
| packages such as Open Office.
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http://education.guardian.co.uk/link...266333,00.html


Mini-laptop sweeps through schools

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| RM, the company supplying the Minibook computer to schools, sold out its
| first order of 6,000 within weeks, and is now projecting school sales of
| 30,000 by the end of the year. They are attracting the attention of IT
| teachers, and with them a multimillion-pound market in school computing so
| far dominated by Microsoft, the Goliath to RM's David.
|
| [...]
|
| Last year the government spent £801m on IT equipment for schools. Microsoft
| has the lion's share of the market, but the Minibooks circumvent this iron
| grip by using Linux open source software instead of Microsoft Windows Vista.
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http://education.guardian.co.uk/scho...255522,00.html


Mini-laptop sweeps through schools

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| RM, the company supplying the Minibook computer to schools, sold out its
| first order of 6,000 within weeks, and is now projecting school sales of
| 30,000 by the end of the year. They are attracting the attention of IT
| teachers, and with them a multimillion-pound market in school computing so
| far dominated by Microsoft, the Goliath to RM's David. * *
|
| [...]
|
| Last year the government spent £801m on IT equipment for schools. Microsoft
| has the lion's share of the market, but the Minibooks circumvent this iron
| grip by using Linux open source software instead of Microsoft Windows Vista. *
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http://education.guardian.co.uk/scho...255522,00.html


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
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