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Voodoo Envy 133 Review (Verdict: Plenty Thin, Plenty Pricey)

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| The gimmick I am most interested in is the lightweight Linux OS called Voodoo
| IOS. It's the Splashtop instant-boot OS we've started to see in other places
| as well, and having finally sat down and played with it, I see a lot of
| promise. At startup, you can select to enter Windows or choose Skype, media
| player, web browser or photo viewer to take you into the VIOS environment. I
| was eager to try this out and can say that it works as billed, though I'm
| still divided on its ultimate practicality.
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http://gizmodo.com/5059685/voodoo-en...-plenty-pricey

A lot of Dell's laptops are going to use the same type of thing, but from
MontaVista.


Recent:

MontaVista Linux drives Dell's quick-boot feature

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| CEO Rusty Harris revealed MontaVista's role developing the quick-booting,
| ARM-based processor subsystem expected to ship this year in select Dell
| laptop models. The "Latitude ON" feature aims to give enterprise laptop users
| instant boot-up and access to select applications, with multi-day battery
| lifetimes.
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| The Latitude ON feature is expected to arrive "in the coming months" on the
| Latitude E4200 (pictured above) and E4300, the two lightest-weight models of
| the five re-engineered Dell Latitudes announced by the company in August.
| Latitude ON uses "a dedicated low-voltage sub-processor and OS that can
| enable multi-day battery life" for the Windows Vista notebooks, Dell said.
| Dell also said the technology will provide access to the web, email,
| attachments, calendar, and contacts "in seconds."
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2...44.html?kc=rss


Inside Dell's 'BlackTop' laptop Linux OS

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| Dell’s new laptops sideline Windows with a fast-boot Linux OS and ARM
| processor to check email, browse the Web and even sync with Exchange.
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http://apcmag.com/Content.aspx?id=2804


The Next Linux You Use Could Be Virtual

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| Major players in the laptop computer market go virtual with Linux. HP,
| Lenovo, and now Dell offer laptops that have a Linux Mode.
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http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry2965.html


Sun xVM VirtualBox is now available

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| Sun Microsystems Inc., has announced new multi-year original equipment
| manufacturer (OEM) agreements with Avanquest Software, Q-layer and Zenith
| InfoTech Ltd. to expand the global reach of Sun xVM VirtualBox.
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http://www.ciol.com/Developer/Open-S...13808109003/0/


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


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


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/
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