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[News] More Compact Sub-notebooks Adopt Linux

  • Subject: [News] More Compact Sub-notebooks Adopt Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 23:25:10 +0100
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Linux Lands on Panasonic Toughbooks

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| The VAR Guy certainly realizes rugged Linux is a niche 
| opportunity. But resellers like EmperorLinux seem to be 
| carving quite a niche for themselves.


ASUS Eee PC 1001HA offers Linux, odd texturing

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| ASUSâ second netbook from this weekend offers a blast from the 
| past, in the shape of a Linux OS option.  The ASUS Eee PC 
| 1001HA is billed as an entry-level model, but will be 
| available in three different versions: the 1001HA XP, with 
| Windows XP, the 1001HA LX, with Linux, or a bare model that 
| comes with no OS at all.



Bloggers outraged at Asus

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| A while back, Asus decided it would save itself ooodles of cash on marketing
| and advertising by picking six people from the ranks of the unwashed masses
| and asking them to 'blog' about certain products they'd been given for
| review. Readers, said Asus, would be able to vote for their favorite blogger
| and the winner of the popular vote would be able to keep their Asus review
| kit. But alas, it wasn't to be.
| Readers, in their naive ignorance, voted for a particularly honest - read,
| not entirely Asus kissing - blogger by the name of Gavyn Britton, a choice
| Asus wasn't so keen on. So the Taiwanese computer maker decided to change the
| rules of the competition.


PR disaster alert: Asus attacks on Linux

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| As the articles here and here as well as the discussion here point out,
| leaving Linux is not only a bad move from a technical point of view but the
| way it was done also angered and insulted members of the Linux community,
| many of which are your customers. Guess what? They are not you consumers
| anymore. Worse, these are usually people responsible for purchasing the
| computing equipment for their families or their companies, so the loss goes
| much deeper than just a few Linux users. Let's look at a few chosen comments
| from the articles above....


Asus Eee and the 'It's Better with Windows' Campaign

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| However, despite the first flurry of rumors that the campaign was a hoax,
| Asus has admitted that the campaign is legitimate. In a way, the news is a
| relief. For those of us who have looked askance at Microsoft's sponsoring of
| open source conferences and efforts to create its own open source ecosystem,
| the It's Better with Windows site is a return to the familiar. At least when
| Microsoft is spinning half-truths about free and open source software (FOSS),
| you can be in no doubt where everybody stands.
| The site is very much a classic piece of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt),
| the likes of which we may never see again as Microsoft becomes more subtle in
| its struggle to survive in a market where FOSS is a player.


Is Microsoft âBuying-Offâ Linux Netbook Vendors? [Updated]

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| This whole thing reminds me of the stupid and cringe-worthy adverts you see
| in the press where Vendor X says that they âRecommend Proprietary OS Home
| Premiumâ. Do they hell. Do you think they really believe that? Or do you
| think they have been given incentives to say so? I often wonder if there
| could be a case here with the Trades Description Act (if that still exists).
| IANAL so donât really know but it seems as though many vendorsâ adverts are
| not being totally honest when they make these recommendations. Itâs bloody
| obvious they are being paid in some form or another to say that.



More evidence of Microsoft "tying up" the Asus EeePC

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| Then, one of the makers of Netbooks will release a fantastic product using
| the paid Ubuntu/Netbook Remix, which will make us all forget about the EeePC
| â or, maybe weâll remember it as one of the makers which used GNU/Linux in
| order to launch a product, and then gave in to Microsoftâs pressure.
| The real question is: will the next maker manage to resist Microsoftâs
| pressure? Or will everybody end up closely tied up with Microsoft?



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| TechTree: States like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka promote the Linux
| operating system in its education and government sectors. Will ASUS roll out
| Linux alternatives for the new 904HD and 1000H models in India?
| Benson Lin: Currently, we're closely tied up with Microsoft and the EEE PC
| with Windows XP would be available to the Indian market.

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