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[News] H-P Shuns Vista and Ballnux, Chooses Ubuntu GNU/Linux

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PC makers move closer to a post-Windows world


HP expands mini-notebook line in time for holidays

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| HP is really going after "digital snackers" with a second model, the HP Mini 
| 100 with MIE (Mobile Internet Experience). This model, available in January 
| at a starting price of $379.99, does away with a traditional operating system 
| in favor of an HP developed Linux platform that is designed for specific 
| applications. You can get e-mail through a Thunderbird client, web browsing 
| through a Mozilla-based browser and access to all your photos, videos and 
| music.       


HP revs netbooks: Attempts custom Linux OS

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| Hewlett Packard on Wednesday rolled out a netbook lineup designed to play 
| catch up with Dell, Asus and others. But the real interesting play here is 
| HP’s move to develop a custom Linux operating system for one of its netbooks.  


HP gets serious about Netbooks

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| The HP MediaStyle interface is available on the Mini1000 MIE version, which 
| comes with Linux rather than Windows XP like the other two models. MediaStyle 
| sits on top of Linux and is a dashboard that takes users to music, IM, 
| photos, videos, and the Web with one touchpad click, which HP says will 
| shield users from ever having to interact with the open-source OS.    


The linux model is not SuSe, but Ubuntu ...

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|     ... with the MIE graphical interface:
|     I posted this information in the other thread about the new HP Mini. Most 
|     likely the MIE interface can be changed to a more conventional desktop 
|     such as Gnome, KDE, or XFCE. The real news here is that HP DROPPED SUSE 
|     FOR UBUNTU!!! :D    


GNU/Linux is winning the desktop too, although this one is a hybrid.


HP's 'End Run' Around Windows

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| As Hewlett-Packard steps up efforts to make Microsoft's operating system
| easier to use, some want to devise a rival version with Linux
| [...]
| Others in HP's PC division are exploring the possibility of building an HP
| operating system for mainstream desktop and notebook computers based on the
| open-source Linux system, which competes with Windows, say people familiar
| with the company's plans. The goals may be to make HP less dependent on new
| releases of Windows, and to strengthen HP's hand against Apple (AAPL), which
| has gained market share with computers that boast innovative features and
| inspire a loyal following of users.


Mainstream media writes Windows obit

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| Wow, a tough day for Windows.
| BusinessWeek reports that HP, the world’s biggest PC company, is so troubled
| by Vista’s ‘tepid reception’ and Apple’s resurgence that it is developing its
| own operating system. Meanwhile a New York Times columnist writes on his blog
| that Windows is “already dying a death by a thousand cuts.”


Microsoft Is Giving Up on Windows

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| It's true: Microsoft has confirmed that it's abandoning Windows as we know
| it. Cagey as ever, the Microsofties won't say when it'll happen, but they
| have talked a little bit about what the next OS is going to look like--or not
| look like.
| [...]
| Midori for Linux?
| One of my smarter-than-me buddies, Gary F., told me that Linus Torvalds
| worked on something called Midori a few years ago, an embedded Linux for
| mobile devices: "I doubt Microsoft would ever release something that could be
| traced back to Linux, but if I recall correctly, Transmeta's Midori had some
| rudimentary 'cloud computing' features vaguely similar to Microsoft's
| Midori." Read "Details emerge on Transmeta's "Mobile Linux" and "Transmeta
| Exports Midori Linux to China" for details.


Microsoft to kill Windows with 'web-centric' Midori?

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| Microsoft continues to downplay the importance of Midori by saying it is just
| a research project.


Microsoft loses 90 Billion Dollars [in less than a year]

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