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[News] Video of Linpus GNU/Linux in Action

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Linpus Linux Lite OS caught on video

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| We just came across this video showing the Linpus Linux Lite OS in action. 
| Aimed squarely at netbooks and the Splashtop crowd, the operating system 
| comes to life pretty quickly on the pictured Acer Aspire One. Unlike 
| Splashtop, however, this isn't part of the BIOS, "just a very very minimal 
| customized Linux version, installed on the hard disk," as the guy in the 
| video points out     



Acer Aspire One Linpus Linux Lite recovery DVD online

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| If you want to recover your Acer Aspire One netbook to its default state,
| Acer uploaded a disc image on its FTP server from the default Linpus Linux
| installation.


Cheap PCs Weigh on Microsoft

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| But most netbooks have less processing power than their full-featured cousins
| and can’t run high-spec versions of Windows, the world’s most widely used
| operating system. Microsoft is selling netbook makers cheaper, lighter
| versions of its operating system, but some manufacturers cut it out
| altogether by using Linux, an open-source OS. About 30% of netbooks, which
| sell for as little as $300, run a version of Linux.


Hot tech toys: Small, lightweight laptops

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| These sleek Wi-Fi-enabled computers are usually limited in capacity, and to
| keep costs down, often ship with the open-source Linux operating system
| instead of Microsoft's Windows.


is there a long-term future for the netbook?

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| The retail impact of Linux in the netbook market has been huge, with many
| retailers reporting that Linux based netbooks were taking up 40% or more of
| their notebook class shipments.


Linux Carried Along on Netbooks Wave

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| Morvay revealed to Linux Magazine Online that there were no specific figures
| for Linux netbook sales, but that it lay somewhere in the 40th percentile.
| Even though this figure seems a little high, it is known that many of the
| world's netbooks have Linux on board since their first inception 18 months
| ago.
| For example, notebooks with Linux make up about 5.5% of the notebook market
| in Germany...

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