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[News] Sub-notebooks Running GNU/Linux Suitable for Anyone

  • Subject: [News] Sub-notebooks Running GNU/Linux Suitable for Anyone
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 22:48:11 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Hands-On With The Netbook Linux Anyone Can Master

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| Based on a Linux kernel, Moblin has a sleek shell that was 
| clearly designed for the novice Linux user and internet 
| social butterfly. The images below give you the best look at 
| what it is like to use Moblin. At the core of the interface 
| are a series of tabs that line the top of the screen. They 
| are all pretty basic and include a web browser, applications, 
| etc.


Google Chrome OS heading to netbooks



Plasmanetbook breaths

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| With the usual disclaimer that is a very early barely working prototype that
| will be probably massively different from anything final, it's nice to show
| the screenshot of the other day in action.


Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 on an entry-level netbook

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| Once installed, booting UNR from power on to login prompt was a swift 35
| seconds. Thatâs 13 seconds off Windows7 RCâs time on the exact same hardware.


ARM netbook with Android undercuts Atom models

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| Many manufacturers have now joined the Open Handset Alliance to cooperate on
| developing Android; an operating system originally tailored to mobile phones,
| with a practical browser and a lot of applications.


Netbooks: Best of the Best

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| The dominant Windows XP (which now runs about 80 percent of netbooks) will be
| challenged by Linux and Google's Andriod OS.


Are Linux netbooks really returned more often than Windows models?

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| But Philip Solis, an analyst at ABI Research, questions the "reliability" of
| this evidence.
| Solis said in a March research note that Taiwan's MSI had not yet shipped a
| Linux-based Wind at the time of the comment to the magazine. When it did, it
| did "adapt" the operating system for the netbook's smaller size -- an key
| ingredient to Linux's acceptance by consumers, Solis wrote.
| Acer, Asus and Dell have all built customized versions of Linux for their
| netbooks. Solis said that Asus has noted equal return rates for Linux
| netbooks versus those running Windows.
| And while ABI's surveys show U.S. consumers clearly stating their preference
| for Windows netbooks, Solis said that isn't true around the world.
| In Asia, netbook buyers are both thriftier and "and not as tied to the
| Windows environment," Solis said. "They're looking for certain features, but
| they aren't as tied to a certain brand name."
| Solis predicts an increase in Linux netbook shipments this year, from 25% to
| a third of the 35 million netbooks expected to sell globally this year. Under
| that estimate, Linux will be shipped on 11.5 million netbook PCs in 2009.
| Solis is bullish about his prediction because of the coming ARM wave. With
| Microsoft still balking at porting Windows 7 to ARM's mobile CPU, PC makers
| using ARM have no choice but to use Linux.

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