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Moblin V2 vs. Ubuntu Netbook Remix vs. Ubuntu MID

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| Last week Intel had pushed out a second alpha release of Moblin V2 and now it 
| boots even faster, which means they are down to the point of being able to 
| boot in just a few seconds. Beyond a very quick boot process, they have 
| already incorporated kernel mode-setting and other newer Linux/X.Org 
| technologies while also working to build a desktop environment around the 
| Clutter OpenGL tool-kit. Moblin is certainly turning into an interesting 
| Intel creation, but how does its performance compare to other mobile-focused 
| Linux distributions? We have benchmarked Moblin V2 Alpha 2 and compared it 
| against what is likely their biggest competitor in the mobile space, Ubuntu 
| Netbook Remix, and the LPIA-based Ubuntu MID edition. Which of these mobile 
| operating systems is the fastest? We hope to find out today.          


What next for the netbook?

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| Price-wise I'd say that high-end netbooks are perhaps getting too far away 
| from the initial premise of a small, cheap companion. These days the high-end 
| models cost at least $900. Kogan Technologies is set to shake things up with 
| its $499 10-inch netbook running gOS - a flavour of Linux designed to play 
| nicely with Google services. I'm wondering if this will put pressure on other 
| netbook makers to get back to basics and release a stripped-down 10 inch 
| netbook to compete at around the $500 mark. Such a price war would certainly 
| see netbooks take off again.       



Ballmer: GNU/Linux Will Win on Netbooks

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| I think this is a very frank analysis of the problem for Microsoft: after
| all, who's going to pay extra money just to get the Windows logo on a
| netbook, when they can get the same features for less with free software...?


One Third of Dell Inspiron Mini 9s Sold Run Linux

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| Dell attributes part of the Linux growth to competitive pricing on the Ubuntu
| SKUs. “When you look at the sweet spot for this category it is price
| sensitivity, and Linux enabled us to offer a lower price entry point,” added
| Dell senior product manager John New.


Netbooks Open Linux Window at BETT

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| On the same stand a large screen showed off the design appeal of the latest
| Ubuntu. This includes multiple windows rotating or rescaling. As this is
| better understood some Netbook users may return to Linux. Asustek Chairman
| Jonney Shih has predicted that about 60 percent of Eee PCs to be shipped in
| 2009 will have Windows XP.


math: Windows 7 + netbook = failure - GNU/Linux as remaining winner!

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| Windows XP is basically gone, so an OEM license is worth 20 USD for a
| manufacturer, no problem at all. Windows 7 for Netbooks is the same as all
| other Windows 7 variants - no lean, light, vlighted, 7lited or whatever. Just
| a Starter version like in Windows Vista which gives you the "power" to run
| maximum 3 applications at the same time. Where again is the advantage? Oh
| yes, now Windows 7 Starter crippled edition costs a bit more than 20 USD for
| OEM, I would say around 99 USD after discounts, tax not included or did you
| think MS stops earning money?


Otellini: Windows 7 Upgrade for Netbooks Will Be Tough'

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| Microsoft has a challenge: Sell a Windows upgrade as a way to save money.
| The company's fourth quarter Windows revenue declined 8 percent, as PC buyers
| opted for lower-priced netbooks that run either Windows XP or Linux, rather
| than the higher-priced Windows Vista operating system, which does not run on
| netbook hardware.


Reports: Microsoft Cripples Windows 7 Starter Edition in Hopes of Netbook

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| With Windows 7 Microsoft is releasing cheap versions of its OS for netbooks,
| but faces the challenge of getting customers to buy pricier versions


Microsoft’s Windows 7 May Not Cure Netbook Headache

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| This time, as Microsoft readies Windows 7, the company is planning a basic
| version, as well as more expensive editions that are also targeted at
| netbooks. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said last week that he will make sure
| consumers can “trade up.”
| ‘Pessimistic’
| Many netbook buyers won’t go for it, because they want the cheapest option
| possible, said John DiFucci, the JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst who asked the
| question that prompted Ballmer’s comment. That means investors shouldn’t
| expect Microsoft to make much more money on netbook software, the New
| York-based analyst said in a note to clients. Microsoft hasn’t released
| specific prices for the different versions of Windows 7.
| “I don’t know that there’s much room to charge more than what’s been charged
| currently,” said Michael Cherry, an analyst at Directions on Microsoft in
| Kirkland, Washington. “I’m pessimistic about this.”

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