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Quick Bits: Linux and Android Get a Boost

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| This spring, Wal-Mart Stores abandoned its effort to sell a $200 Linux PC.
| But Hewlett-Packard is still trying to make a dent in the market, this time
| with a $379 version of its mini-notebook. The point of H.P.’s effort isn’t to
| sell a machine with Linux in all its geeky glory. Linux is simply the base of
| a simplified operating system that H.P. built to support Web surfing and a
| few other applications. Still, if this catches on, it could increase the
| pressure on Microsoft.
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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/1...d-get-a-boost/


Yesterday:

Asus Readying Googlephone for 2009

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| Asustek, according to the usually reliable DigiTimes, is readying a
| Googlephone of its own. The company will launch an Android-based handset in
| the first half of next year, and may initially offer it as an Asus-branded
| model in Taiwan before selling it to overseas carriers under their respective
| brands.
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http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/1...eadying-g.html


Eee PC maker readies Android phone for 2009

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| Eee PC maker Asus will release a Google Android-based smartphone during the
| first six months of 2009.
|
| So say unnamed company sources mentioned by DigiTimes, which suggests there's
| something in the claim.
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http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/10..._goes_android/


Google's Android Army Gathers More Soldiers

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| HTC had better look out. Motorola has also chosen Android to be its savior.
| But these are not the only companies looking at the open mobile platform from
| Google. OpenMoko, maker of the Linux-based FreeRunner, is also eying Android,
| as is ASUS (yes, the maker of PCs). Can Android take over the mobile world?
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http://www.informationweek.com/blog/...android_6.html


Android phones hit eBay Australia

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| Online retailers have begun to flog HTC Google Android phones to Australian
| consumers, with the first copies having turned up on the Australian website
| of auction giant eBay site, although Australian telcos don't seem to have
| prepared for the imports.
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http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/communi...9292882,00.htm


Virus Alert: ASUS Recalls Eee Box PCs In Japan

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| Taiwan's ASUSTek Computer has announced a recall of its Eee Box PCs that were
| sold in Japan because they contain a virus.
|
| The virus, known as recycled.exe, resides on the D drive of the machine and
| once opened, the virus will be activated and copy itself to the C drive as
| well as any other removable or USB drives. Affected by the virus, the running
| of the computer will become slow and it may download harmful malware programs
| from the Internet.
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http://www.chinatechnews.com/2008/10...-pcs-in-japan/
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