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[News] Shillnalysts Suppose ARM Will Stay Linux Turf, OLPC Likewise

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Three reasons Microsoft shouldn't port Windows to the ARM processor

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| Without a version of Windows tailored for ARM netbooks, Linux-based platforms 
| such as Google Inc.'s Android mobile operating system could thrive and turn 
| the search and Web services company into "more of a competitor in the desktop 
| operating system business than we ever have before," admitted Microsoft CEO 
| Steve Ballmer to Wall Street last month.    



OLPC Set to Dump X86 for Arm Chips in XO-2

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| [T]he Arm chip could lead to problems for XO-2 in trying to load a full
| version of Windows, Negroponte said. As with the XO-1, OLPC wants to offer a
| dual-boot option on XO-2 where users can choose to load either Linux or a
| full Windows OS. While Arm processors can run Windows Mobile operating
| systems, they can't run a full Windows OS.


Freescale Plans Reference Design for Linux ARM Netbooks

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| When will power-saving and affordable ARM netbooks become available?
| Freescale Semiconductor has ventured into an advanced standard, albeit with
| their homegrown i.MX515 chip.


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 returnt to Linux. Asustek Chairman
| Jonney Shih has predicted that about 60 percent of Eee PCs to be shipped in
| 2009 will have Windows XP.


Netbook Sales Soar in Europe

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| Adoption of non-Windows operating systems, Linux mainly, is stronger there
| than the United States.


Future of Linux desktop: co-Linux on Android

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| We're at the native Linux desktop, moving towards the Android desktop
| (netbooks coming soon). What would bridge those two environments, is to offer
| a second Linux sandbox which runs along with Android.

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