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[News] GNU/Linux Still Strong in Sub-notebooks as Sales Quadruple

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Arch and Asus EEE 900

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| Battery life is surprisingly good on this little thing. Iâve been working on 
| it for what must be over two hours now, and Iâm still at 30%. CPU load is 
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Mini-notebook sales jump 398%, desktops shunned: Report

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| Australian sales of mini-notebooks jumped a massive 398.4% in the second 
| quarter of this year, compared with 12 months ago. It's clear evidence that 
| consumers prefer mobile PCs, even when they come with a higher price tag than 
| a desktop equivalent.   



Dell Vouches for Quality of Linux Netbooks

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| A PC World story, apparently covering the same event, reports that Finch
| revealed that in a few weeks Dell will offer Linux OS upgrades to Ubuntu
| 9.04. PC World also reports that Finch said Dell is looking into
| manufacturing ARM-based netbooks and "smartbooks". Finally, Finch was said to
| have revealed that "in certain quarters" close to a third of all Dell netbook
| shipments are pre-loaded with Linux.

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