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[News] Silverthorne, GNU/Linux and Two Convicted Monopolists

  • Subject: [News] Silverthorne, GNU/Linux and Two Convicted Monopolists
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:14:21 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
PC Power in Your Handheld

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| The first of the new x86 chips for mobile devices, due in the second half of 
| this year, won't appear in smartphones. Code-named Silverthorne, they will be 
| used in micro-notebooks or tablet-type computers with 5-in. to 7-in. 
| displays. Intel and Microsoft (MSFT) can't agree on what to call these 
| products. Intel calls Linux-based units, such as the Eee PC from ASUSTek  
| Computer in Taiwan, "mobile Internet devices" (MIDs). If the same basic 
| hardware runs Windows, Microsoft calls the device an Ultra Mobile PC. Current 
| MIDs use low-power versions of Intel's laptop chips. Silverthorne will allow 
| smaller tablets with longer battery life.       



UMPC News : New Linux distro for MIDs to be launched in May. Redflag
Mid Linux

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| The new distro will have a 500MB footprint, will support
| power-saving features, boot time is shown as 18 seconds on
| one of the slides.


Is Intel Ready to Ditch Windows?

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| Microsoft would not be happy, even if ultramobile PCs are a tiny blip
| on their radar screen right now.  What makes Glide a serious contender
| is that it is a true browser-based Webtop that lets you keep all of 
| your documents, photos, music, and other files stored online, and
| then it transcodes everything to Flash for easy delivery to PCs
| and mobile devices.


Low-cost student laptops to run Mandriva Linux

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| Mandriva, the France-based Linux distributor, will have a 
| version of its Mandriva Linux 2007 pre-installed on Intel's
| new low-end laptop for students, the Classmate PC.


Intel chief sings iPhone's praises

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| Apple's iPhone is forcing a new wave of mobile device innovation
| and validates the superiority of Unix-like systems on mobile devices
| over Windows, claimed Intel chief executive Paul Otellini.


Microsoft Kills Origami, Presents Vistagami

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| Microsoft Corp., the pioneer behind the Ultra Mobile PC movement
| (Origami), is more or less killing the original concept and
| coming up with a more upbeat version.


Whatever Happened To The Origami?

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| Ultimately Origami is a classic example of how a viral buzz can
| work against a product release. Expectations were too high and the
| final product was puzzling and didn't fulfill any specific consumer
| demand. By the time the systems were actually released the hype had
| died down and there was practically zero consumer awareness. I've
| actually considered the possibility that the viral Origami campaign
| was a warm-up for the Zune campaign that followed later in the summer.


Dell stops selling Axim handheld

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| Dell has stopped selling its Axim line of handhelds and is not planning
| a new product in the category, the computer maker said Monday.


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