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Dell introduces ten new laptops

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| On is a flash-based barebones Linux install that gets you up and running, on
| the Net, and with much of what you need to run the computer in instantly.
| Dell went to great pains to avoid saying the L-word though, it might anger
| the very touchy gods atop mount Redmond.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...oduces-laptops

Windows running under GNU/Linux. Later it can be thrown out the windows.

Are “instant on” notebooks the future?

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| If I think about my normal notebook usage patterns, I’m pretty sure I could
| spend a good 80 - 90% of my time in the instant on environment and only boot
| into Windows when I needed to do something specifically Windows-centric. In
| fact, given a properly set up Linux distro as the main OS (which should be a
| snap to set up since these systems would/should already be Linux-compatible
| because they are running the Linux-based instant on OS ) which would allow me
| to handle Microsoft Office docs, and a VPN, I could do away with having
| Windows on the system altogether and simply connect to a secondary
| Windows-based PC when I wanted that functionality (when on the road I rarely,
| if ever, need to run anything heavy such as Photoshop).
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=2400


This week:

Select Dell Notebooks Now Cheaper With Ubuntu + Retail Vista Than Vista
Pre-Installed

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| Since Dell has recently added several new models to the Ubuntu line, I
| decided to do price comparisons between the Linux and Windows models. I tried
| to get the systems as close as possible, but in a few cases there are very
| minor differences.
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http://www.linuxloop.com/news/2008/0...pre-installed/


Dell’s comeback machine

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| There are some surprises beneath the surface of the Latitude line as well.
| One is an optional Linux-based low-power mode called Dell Latitude On, which
| boots in two seconds. It offers more than a day’s worth of battery life for
| basic tasks like web surfing, Exchange e-mail, and viewing e-mail
| attachments, and runs on an ARM-based (ARMH) chip rather than the main Intel
| processor. (HP and Lenovo laptops offer similar Linux modes, but with fewer
| capabilities.)
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http://bigtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com...eback-machine/


Dell to launch 'Eee PC beater' today

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| Dell is expected to unveil its eagerly anticipated attempt to out-Eee Asus'
| Eee PC later today at an event focused on a "new generation of mobility
| products".
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http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/08...nch_eee_rival/


Dell shipping five Hardy Heron systems

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| Dell is shipping two new laptops with widescreen LCD displays and Ubuntu
| Hardy Heron (8.04) operating systems with DVD playback. Additionally, the
| largest U.S. PC maker has started offering Hardy Heron on three models
| previously available with the earlier Gutsy Gibbon Ubuntu release.
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http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS9...22.html?kc=rss
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