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[News] Why GNU/Linux Sub-notebooks Are Better

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Real-Life Linux: The ASUS Eee PC 1000

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| The no-maintenance part was also important. Unlike any Windows machine, which 
| requires monthly -- or even more frequent security updates -- to even pretend 
| to be safe, not to mention added-cost and trouble anti-virus and anti-malware 
| software, Linux has security baked-in.   


Portability is not Vista's strength, to say the very least.

In Search of the Smartphone Laptop

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| Palm inventor Jeff Hawkins tried to solve this problem last year by proposing 
| the Palm Foleo, a Linux-based mini-laptop that would have connected to the 
| Internet via a Bluetooth-connected Palm smart phone. And what did he get for 
| his trouble? Scorn and ridicule.   
| The Foleo had its own processor and memory, as well as generic office 
| applications, browser software and e-mail application. It was an "instant-on" 
| device usable seconds after being switched on.  
| The Foleo was roundly criticized for being too expensive ($499) and too 
| inflexibly dependent on the use of a Palm phone while at the same time unable 
| to actually run Palm applications.  
| Palm retreated in shame, burying the project while at the same time promising 
| to resurrect it someday. We'll see. 



The netbook newbie's guide to Linux

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| Thanks to their design as appliances, you can get down to useful work
| straight away with any of the new breed of Linux-based netbooks. But sooner
| or later, a fair few folk come up against the unfamiliarity of Linux. And,
| like the legendary tribe of pygmies, you may find yourself jumping up and
| down in the head-high long grass shouting out the incantation that gave the
| tribe its name: "We're the Fukarwi."


Microsoft worried over Linux ULPCs

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| An un-named Microsoft official quoted in the original article claims that
| manufacturers currently offering Linux on their low-cost devices “have made
| some good inroads with open-source, and Microsoft wants to put a stop to it.”


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.


Otellini: 'MID revolution will be centred round Linux'

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| Intel CEO says Microsoft's insistence on pushing Vista will hand market to
| open source rival
| Intel's CEO has said that he sees the revolution that is about to happen
| around mobile internet devices (MID) such as the Eee PC and other Atom-based
| sub-notebooks will be "centred round Linux", in an interview with Associated
| Press.


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

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