[News] GNU/Linux Sub-notebooks Might Outsell Laptops - Linux

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  1. [News] GNU/Linux Sub-notebooks Might Outsell Laptops

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    MIDs to outsell netbooks in five years?

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    | Linux stacks such as Moblin and Maemo will dominate the mobile Internet
    | device (MID) market, says a report by ABI Research. The firm expects Moblin
    | to take 42 percent of the market in 2013, when it expects 86 million
    | Linux-enabled MIDs to ship.
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    http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS3...72.html?kc=rss


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    Mandriva unveils Linux for netbooks

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    | Linux publisher Mandriva has unveiled a version of its platform designed
    | specifically for the new breed of mini laptops.
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    | Mandriva Mini is aimed primarily at vendors of so-called 'netbooks', and is
    | customised for this category of small form factor device, Mandriva said.
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    http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/22...linux-netbooks


    Mandriva leaps into the netbook market with the GDium

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    | Lately it's hard to avoid the buzz about netbooks - the small, cheap laptop
    | systems that were popularized by the Asus Eee PC (which, of course, Mandriva
    | Linux 2008 Spring supports very well). Many in the community have asked if
    | Mandriva is going to get directly involved in this market. Well, the answer
    | is yes! Mandriva is providing the innovative operating system for the
    | upcoming GDium netbook system, produced by Emtec.
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    http://club.mandriva.com/xwiki/bin/view/Main/GDiumInfo


    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.
    |
    | [...]
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    | 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


    Microsoft U-turn to stop Linux dominating ultra low cost PCs

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    | 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 authorised to discuss the programme.
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    http://www.computerworlduk.com/techn...fm?newsid=9006
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  2. Re: [News] GNU/Linux Sub-notebooks Might Outsell Laptops

    7 wrote:

    > Lets face it, the WINDUMMY OSen is NEVER going to run at great
    > speed on ANY Laptop!! So you may as well switch everything to Linux,


    Why? You sure haven't.




    > and then ship with dual core or greater and train everyone to use
    > Linux and if they must have WINDUMMY OSen, then tell them to run
    > it virtual mode in a virtual PC where it will run at least twice
    > as fast on the dual core!


    Your motto must be "Never say anything true about Linux or Windows when you
    can tell a stupid lie."




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