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[News] GNU/Linux Distributions for Sub-notebooks Summarised

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Distributions for Sub-notebooks Summarised
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 00:31:26 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Best Linux Distributions for Netbooks

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| A Linux distribution is a Linux operating 
| system distributed by a specific vendor, 
| such as Ubuntu. The best Linux 
| distribution for your netbook varies 
| according to your personal preferences and 
| which netbook PC you own or plan to 
| purchase. For example, if you are familiar 
| with using Ubuntu on a desktop PC, you 
| might prefer to install the Ubuntu Netbook 
| Remix on your netbook PC. Alternatively, 
| you can purchase a netbook with a 
| preinstalled Linux operating system.


Netbook screen too small? Not for this Linux software 

,----[ Quote ]
| I love my little ânetbookâ laptop 
| computer, barely the size of a small 
| hardcover book. But running programs on it 
| turned out to be more frustrating than Iâd 
| imagined.
| The problem? Programs written for standard 
| computers often come with toolbars along 
| the top, status bars along the bottom and 
| a dozen other gadgets that take up 
| precious room on a netbook screen.


Sugar Gets Sweeter: Former OLPC Exec Walter Bender on Netbooks, E-books, Blueberry, and Cloudberry

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| Second, Bender hinted that the next 
| release of Sugar on a Stick after 
| Blueberry, code named âCloudberry,â will 
| take Sugar in some very interesting new 
| directions, bringing capabilities like 
| cloud-based storage to Sugar users. That 
| ought to make it easier for teachers and 
| students to share documents and 
| applications, for one thing. Click through 
| to the end of the interview for the 
| details.



Amyâs Mobile Makeup â How She Does it

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| I just got myself an Eee PC 900A.  I augmented
| the RAM to bring it up to 1.5GB and am
| considering a hard drive upgrade.  It was
| running Xandros Linux, but I didnât like it
| much.  So, I upgraded it to the Easy Peasy
| Ubuntu Linux, made specifically to run on Eee
| PCs.  It works for me.  I love this little
| netbook.  It fits in my totebag.  It has Wi-
| fi.  Itâs great for using the web.   Would I
| recommend one of these for just anyone?  No.
| Itâs more of a âgeekâsâ netbook.  For everyone
| else, I would get the Acer Aspire One netbook.


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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