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[News] Monopoly Abuser's Embrace of GNU/Linux in Details

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| Mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and other small form-factor systems based on 
| Intel Atom processors and the Intel-sponsored Moblin.org Linux stack are 
| finally starting to arrive. This Hot Topic summary and reading list captures 
| the early history of this key mobile stack.   
| The Moblin.org project was launched by Intel in July, 2007. It followed 
| Intel's announcement earlier that year of the Mobile Internet Device (MID) 
| form factor. Previous Intel efforts at hybrid mobile devices, such as the 
| slightly larger UMPC (ultra mobile PC) format, had failed to generate much 
| interest, due in part to the lack of available software.    



Support grows for Intel's mobile Linux despite slip

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| Delays to the latest version of Intel's project putting an open-source stack
| on its Atom processors have not deterred IT companies from early backing for
| the platform.


Intel CEO: Linux to dominate MIDs

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| However, the Linux netbook genre received a boost this week when Dell started
| running its first major advertisements about a Linux-based system. According
| to a story from The VAR Guy, Dell started running multi-page newspaper ads
| specifically hawking its first Linux netbook, the Dell Inspiron Mini 9
| (pictured).



How will Linux win the OS wars? From the bottom up!

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| So therefore, best way to win the war of the operating systems is not to go
| after the high end market.


Low-cost laptops make PC makers mull margins

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| “Computers have been an exception. If you look at consumer electronics, a DVD
| player was about $800 10 years ago – now they sell for $20,” she says. “The
| [computer] industry has been able to keep the price flat by focusing on
| gazillion-gigahertz machines running really bloated software and that’s
| worked for years since the IBM PC revolution.”
| [...]
| OLPC found a strong uptake for a “give one, get one” campaign it launched in
| North America in November. It discovered consumers were willing to pay $400
| for an XO – the price meant another XO would be given free to a
| developing-world child. It is now launching OLPC America to extend the cheap
| laptop concept for children in the US.


Linux Has Won, Windows is Gone

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| Sorry Windows you have already lost this battle. There is no way to reverse
| this and no amount of incentives that Microsoft can offer to convince people
| and governments that they will be safe if they switch back to Windows. Lets
| be honest here for a moment. Would your trust America's nuclear technologies
| to be run on Windows? What happens when it bluescreens, yeah you get my point
| don't you?

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