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[News] Sub-notebooks Gave GNU/Linux Desktop a Lift in 2008

TechRadar's 10 favourite technologies of 2008

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| 1. Open source software
| 2008 has done wonders for the image of open source 
| software. In fact, you could argue that Linux had a 
| breakthrough year. Although we're now on Ubuntu 8.10 
| (Intrepid Ibex), version 8.04 (Hardy Heron) has done much 
| to spit-and-polish Linux for a mainstream audience. 
| Netbooks like the Asus Eee have the option of the Xandros 
| distro, while the Acer Aspire One runs Linpus Linux Lite. 
| Open source software has also made great strides into the 
| mobile arena with Android, while Nokia bought out the 
| Symbian OS this year and promptly announced it would make 
| it free to developers. Nice.          


Google Watchers Strike Down Google Netbook Notion 

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| Now, I've already said I agreed with many who believe an 
| Android netbook isn't farfetched. Linux distributions such 
| as Xandros and Ubuntu have proliferated on netbooks, 
| causing some folks to opine that 2009 could be the year we 
| see a crack in Microsoft's Windows hegemony.    
| Well, if Xandros and Ubuntu can make it on netbooks, why 
| can't Android, as I asked Friday? Google Watchers have 
| answered the call, doubting the appearance of Android on 
| netbooks anytime soon.   



Microsoft to limit capabilities of cheap laptops


Microsoft U-turn to stop Linux dominating ultra low cost PCs


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