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[News] Sub-notebooks (with GNU/Linux) Slaughter Desktops/Laptops

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Netbooks: Cheap young cannibals of laptop PCs

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| PC makers are taking a gamble that the popularity of cheap, portable 
| mini-laptops in an economic downturn will offset any business stolen from 
| their traditional laptop business.  


Netbook explosion takes Acer to number 1, Asus to number 4 in EMEA

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| Netbook sales in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) have literally 
| exploded in the third quarter of 2008, making Acer the top ranking PC vendor 
| for the first time ever, while propelling Asus up the ladder into fourth 
| place. IDC figures show that growth in notebooks overall has been strong, but 
| the take-up of netbooks has been staggering.    


Happy Birthday Eee PC!

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| One year ago ASUS began selling a notebook that would change the laptop 
| industry. It was October 16, 2007 that the ASUS Eee PC 701 went on sale in 
| Taiwan (don’t believe us, Wikipedia says so!), ten days later LAPTOP Magazine 
| was one of the first media outlets to review the sub-notebook. Today, we 
| threw that little one-year-old (and now outdated) notebook its first birthday 
| party, with cake and hats and even noise makers (pictures and video of the 
| first-ever laptop birthday party below).      



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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