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[News] New Guide to GNU/Linux-based Sub-notebooks

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The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux

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| Considering that Linux netbooks are designed to present a simplified 
| interface that can be used by complete newbies, it's amazing how buzzy 
| hackers have become about them. Even people who wouldn't consider themselves 
| hardcore techies love to tinker under these machines' hoods.   
| [...]
| As we saw in Episode One, the AA1 interface is built using a lightweight 
| Linux window manager called Xfce. 


Netbooks + Ubuntu: On fence about form factor; OS solid

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| Last week, I bought a Dell Mini 9 preloaded with Ubuntu. The idea: Check out 
| a  netbook and take Ubuntu for a spin. The early reaction: Netbooks can be 
| handy,  but they can also cramp your hands with those dinky keyboards. And 
| aside from some early problems with connecting to my wireless network Ubuntu 
| has proven to be a capable operating system.    


Ubuntu on the Aspire One

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| Battery management seems improved, wifi works, audio works (and somehow 
| sounds not as flat. Maybe due to a different Alsa version?), webcam works, 
| and now I have access to Ubuntu’s massive repositories and I don’t have to 
| dabble with Fedora’s weird package management system anymore. A win-win 
| situation.    
| Suddenly working with the AspireOne seems to be much more fun.



is there a long-term future for the netbook?

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| The retail impact of Linux in the netbook market has been huge, with many
| retailers reporting that Linux based netbooks were taking up 40% or more of
| their notebook class shipments.


Linux Carried Along on Netbooks Wave

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| Morvay revealed to Linux Magazine Online that there were no specific figures
| for Linux netbook sales, but that it lay somewhere in the 40th percentile.
| Even though this figure seems a little high, it is known that many of the
| world's netbooks have Linux on board since their first inception 18 months
| ago.
| For example, notebooks with Linux make up about 5.5% of the notebook market
| in Germany...


Linux preinstalls rocket to three per cent [preinstalled, not installed base]

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| Microsoft is still be shipped with 93 per cent of all PCs sold through
| distribution in the UK, according to Context.
| Yet Linux has nevertheless made an impressive gain.


Sustainable computing for the masses

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| Dukker says about 40 per cent of NComputing's customers have chosen Linux
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| (the company uses Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora or SuSE) and the remainder have gone
| with Windows on the host. He is careful to specify that he has no religion
| when it comes to the operating system - it is entirely the buyer's choice.
| (Of course, if he were not offering the GNU/Linux option, then he wouldn't
| have got a run here).    

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