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[News] AMD Probably Enters UMPCs Market Amid GNU/Linux Growth

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First AMD-based "netbook"?

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| Likely to be less touch-typeable than larger Linux netbooks such as the Asus 
| EEE PC 1000, the Everun Note is said to include a 60GB hard drive, as well as 
| a 1.3 megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, and an SD card reader.  


Mini-notebook shipments up sharply

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| Also, Apple has yet to enter the market, and the Vista-focused Microsoft 
| appears to have been temporarily caught off guard by the success of systems  
| too low-powered to run Vista. 
| In addition, Linux was arguably the pioneer of the segment. Gartner did not 
| release a breakdown of OS share for the mini-notebook segment, but it did 
| note that the category began with "low-cost education PCs," no doubt 
| referring to the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) XO. The XO began as a 
| Linux-based system, and has also recently gained a Windows XP option (though 
| the early builds of XO XP have garnered poor reviews)...     


It does not say anything about who paid for this 'study'.


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.


Microsoft dropped Vista hardware spec to raise Intel profits


Microsoft 'Caves' To Intel


Intel Backstabs Microsoft by Abandoning Vista

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| The news that Intel has decided it won't upgrade its PCs to Vista must be
| especially bitter for Microsoft because court documents show that Microsoft
| may have launched its ill-fated "junk PC" Vista scheme at the behest of
| Intel. Is this the kind of payback that Microsoft expected?


Intel won't touch Vista

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| So that leaves two other choices, Linux and Mac. Linux is a distinct
| possibility, they already have an in-house distro that causes employees look
| nervously around the room when you talk about it. Although it is not a
| desktop variant, there is no reason that they could not roll one given two
| years.


Otellini: 'MID revolution will be centred round Linux'

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| Intel CEO says Microsoft's insistence on pushing Vista will hand market to
| open source rival
| Intel's CEO has said that he sees the revolution that is about to happen
| around mobile internet devices (MID) such as the Eee PC and other Atom-based
| sub-notebooks will be "centred round Linux", in an interview with Associated
| Press.


EU files new charges against Intel

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| European Union antitrust regulators made new accusations against chipmaker
| Intel on Thursday, saying it paid retailers to not sell PCs using chips made
| by rival Advanced Micro Devices.


Intel "paid vendors not to use AMD"

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| AMD filed suit in Delaware against Intel in June of 2005, accusing its
| competitor of abusing its monopolistic position. The complaint charges that
| customers were forced not to use AMD processors. At that time the Japanese
| anti-trust body was investigating Intel and the EU Commission also had its
| eye on Intel's behaviour.

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