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[News] PowerPC Macs Ripe for GNU/Linux, AMD-powered UMPCs Rumoured

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Got any old iMacs laying around?

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| You know the ones I’m talking about. The candy-colored ones that live 
| forever, even as you’re hoping they’ll die so you can replace them with 
| something that will run OS X? A few can be upgraded, but OS X is really made 
| for something a bit, well, snappier. Instead of wishing for them to die, 
| though, why not just install Ubuntu on them?    


Will 'netbooks' crush laptop sales?

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| Advanced Micro Devices has no immediate plans to release a processor designed 
| for low-cost laptops, sometimes called netbooks, saying its not yet clear 
| whether or not growing shipments of these devices will cannibalize sales of 
| mainstream laptops.   
| Some low-end netbook models use an existing AMD Geode processor, but the 
| company hasn't announced a specific processor aimed at this product segment, 
| apart from general plans to release chips based on a low-power architecture 
| called Bobcat in 2010.    


The multi-national fat cat seems confused:

Intel rebrands Centrino Atom

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| It's dropped an Atom bomb, and there are expected to be many casualties. 
| Probably the brand manager for the Centrino Atom will be one of the worst  
| affected by the fallout. 
| Intel capitulated on this Centrino brand after just five months, opting 
| instead to use just the Atom brand across this part of its product line. 



Intel & Microsoft Killed the $100 Laptop

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| The article points that the stand taken by Intel and Microsoft is similar to
| the stand by large drug companies who, instead of working for the illnesses
| that plague the poor, (such as malaria) choose to focus on low-volume,
| high-margin drugs for cancer, heart ailments and diabetes.

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