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[News] Sub-notebooks Have Bright Future, with GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Sub-notebooks Have Bright Future, with GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 11:49:44 +0000
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Netbooks and where the future takes them

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| Check the operating system. If you can find a 
| netbook with linux, I recommend that one, 
| since it's cheaper, and then you can install 
| whatever you want, without extra costs for 
| windows.


10 Questions To Ask About Netbooks 

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| Novell and other members of the Linux 
| community have worked very hard with Intel to 
| ensure compatible Linux drivers were available 
| before netbooks went into production. The 
| result: Solid Linux options for every 
| manufacturer, with some offering pre-loads of 
| Novell SUSE or Ubuntu Remix for netbooks. In 
| addition, Intel has released its own Moblin 
| (Mobile Linux) for the netbook. And the ever-
| hyped Google Chrome OS, for which open source 
| code is now available, is aimed at netbooks. 
| Google envisions it as a Web-centric 
| complement to another PC.



Linux Is Regaining Netbook Market Share Quickly

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| Despite this ABI Research published some
| new data last month and the results may
| surprise you. They place the 2009 market
| share for Linux on netbooks at 32% with 11
| million units preloaded with Linux shipping
| this year. In an interview with
| DesktopLinux.com, Jeffrey Orr of ABI makes
| clear that dial boot machines (i.e.: the
| Acer Aspire One AOD250-1613) and machines
| that are purchased with Windows but later
| have Linux loaded do not count in the 32%
| number. That number is pure Linux sales.
| This data confirms comments made first by
| Jay Pinkert and later by Todd Finch of Dell
| that one third of their netbooks sales are
| Linux machines and that there is no higher
| return rate for Linux systems than there is
| for ones sold with Windows preloaded.

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