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PC makers move closer to a post-Windows world

http://bigtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com...windows-world/

HP expands mini-notebook line in time for holidays

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| HP is really going after "digital snackers" with a second model, the HP Mini
| 100 with MIE (Mobile Internet Experience). This model, available in January
| at a starting price of $379.99, does away with a traditional operating system
| in favor of an HP developed Linux platform that is designed for specific
| applications. You can get e-mail through a Thunderbird client, web browsing
| through a Mozilla-based browser and access to all your photos, videos and
| music.
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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/...entry_id=32058

HP revs netbooks: Attempts custom Linux OS

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| Hewlett Packard on Wednesday rolled out a netbook lineup designed to play
| catch up with Dell, Asus and others. But the real interesting play here is
| HP’s move to develop a custom Linux operating system for one of its netbooks.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=10613

HP gets serious about Netbooks

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| The HP MediaStyle interface is available on the Mini1000 MIE version, which
| comes with Linux rather than Windows XP like the other two models. MediaStyle
| sits on top of Linux and is a dashboard that takes users to music, IM,
| photos, videos, and the Web with one touchpad click, which HP says will
| shield users from ever having to interact with the open-source OS.
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10077645-1.html

The linux model is not SuSe, but Ubuntu ...

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| ... with the MIE graphical interface:
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http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/10/29...linux-netbook/
|
| I posted this information in the other thread about the new HP Mini. Most
| likely the MIE interface can be changed to a more conventional desktop
| such as Gnome, KDE, or XFCE. The real news here is that HP DROPPED SUSE
| FOR UBUNTU!!!
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http://talkback.zdnet.com/5208-10532...014862&start=0

GNU/Linux is winning the desktop too, although this one is a hybrid.


Recent:

HP's 'End Run' Around Windows

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| As Hewlett-Packard steps up efforts to make Microsoft's operating system
| easier to use, some want to devise a rival version with Linux
|
| [...]
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| Others in HP's PC division are exploring the possibility of building an HP
| operating system for mainstream desktop and notebook computers based on the
| open-source Linux system, which competes with Windows, say people familiar
| with the company's plans. The goals may be to make HP less dependent on new
| releases of Windows, and to strengthen HP's hand against Apple (AAPL), which
| has gained market share with computers that boast innovative features and
| inspire a loyal following of users.
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http://www.businessweek.com/technolo...s+%2B+analysis


Mainstream media writes Windows obit

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| Wow, a tough day for Windows.
|
| BusinessWeek reports that HP, the world’s biggest PC company, is so troubled
| by Vista’s ‘tepid reception’ and Apple’s resurgence that it is developing its
| own operating system. Meanwhile a New York Times columnist writes on his blog
| that Windows is “already dying a death by a thousand cuts.”
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/computers/?p=219


Microsoft Is Giving Up on Windows

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| It's true: Microsoft has confirmed that it's abandoning Windows as we know
| it. Cagey as ever, the Microsofties won't say when it'll happen, but they
| have talked a little bit about what the next OS is going to look like--or not
| look like.
|
| [...]
|
| Midori for Linux?
|
| One of my smarter-than-me buddies, Gary F., told me that Linus Torvalds
| worked on something called Midori a few years ago, an embedded Linux for
| mobile devices: "I doubt Microsoft would ever release something that could be
| traced back to Linux, but if I recall correctly, Transmeta's Midori had some
| rudimentary 'cloud computing' features vaguely similar to Microsoft's
| Midori." Read "Details emerge on Transmeta's "Mobile Linux" and "Transmeta
| Exports Midori Linux to China" for details.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/14970...n_windows.html


Microsoft to kill Windows with 'web-centric' Midori?

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| Microsoft continues to downplay the importance of Midori by saying it is just
| a research project.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07...nical_details/


Microsoft loses 90 Billion Dollars [in less than a year]

http://slated.org/microsoft_loses_90_billion_dollars
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