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[News] Acer's New Linux Laptop Feels Polished, Linux-based Eee Reviewed

The mini-laptops of summer

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| Meanwhile, the Acer Aspire One crams a lot into a very slim, very appealing 
| package. It's smaller than the Wind (at 9.8 by 6.7 by 1.14 inches) and yet it 
| finds room to house the same Intel Atom processor and a reasonably large 
| 8.9-inch display (with a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels).   
| The preview model that we looked at felt well polished. The Aspire One's 
| plastic superstructure seemed a bit less rugged than the MSI Wind's, but this 
| mini-laptop has a great keyboard.  
| The model we looked at is priced at $400; it comes with Linux preinstalled 
| and packs an 8GB NAND flash drive...


Review of the EEE-PC 701 (long overdue)

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| I've been intending to write a review of the EEE-PC for quite some time, 
| considering I was one of the early adopters makes my hesitancy all the more 
| curious. I was impressed at the prospect of Asus' small form, low budget, 
| Linux based notebook.   



Acer bets big on Linux

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| Acer has stated that it will be pushing Linux aggressively on its laptops and
| netbooks.


Microsoft sees slide in profits


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?  
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.



Acer: PC industry 'disappointed' with Vista

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| Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to
| openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the
| Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.
| Lanci said the operating system was riddled with problems and gave users and
| businesses no reason to buy a new PC, according to the report. Taiwan-based
| Acer is the world's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, after HP, Dell and
| Lenovo.
| "The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," Lanci said.


Man wins damages from Acer over Windows refund

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| Initially, Acer had offered only €30 if the man returned elements of the
| install at his own expense .


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