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[News] ARM on the Sub-notebooks Already Helping GNU/Linux Gain Share

  • Subject: [News] ARM on the Sub-notebooks Already Helping GNU/Linux Gain Share
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2010 10:37:30 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Will the Linux-Windows Netbook Change the OS Wars?

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| In its laptop incarnation, the device behaves 
| as a conventional PC running Windows 7, the 
| particular flavor of which (Home, 
| Professional, or Ultimate) was not 
| specified. But the entire viewiing screen 
| can be completely detached from the 
| keyboard base â smoothly, by hand, no 
| tools required! - and restarted in a 
| Linux-quick 3 seconds. It is then an 
| independent touch-screen tablet operating 
| on the Skylight OS, with the laptop base 
| as a wi-fi hotspot.
| This is certainly a spectacular way to 
| bring new meaning to the term âdual boot,â 
| but I'd like to suggest it's a whole lot 
| more than that. Lenovo is an independent 
| manufacturer now, but it was not long ago 
| that it was simply the PC hardware arm of 
| IBM, presumably fully ordained as an OEM 
| for Microsoft Windows.


Hands on with Freescaleâs $200 smartbook reference design

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| The Linux user interface looks a bit like 
| Google Android thanks to the widgets that pop 
| up on your desktop. But the Freescale tablet 
| is designed to be used with a stylus, not a 
| fingertip.



Smartbook Playing Field Wide Open for Linux

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| There's been a lot of technology predictions
| for the upcoming year, with Linux playing a
| big part in the future direction of tech.
| Fortunately, we won't have to wait long to
| see how some of those predictions will play
| out: it's just a mere three more days until
| the start of the Consumer Electronics Show
| (CES) in Las Vegas.


Ready or not, 2010 could be the year of the smartbooks

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| For the past 12 months or so, weâve heard a
| lot of talk about mini-laptops running ARM-
| based processors. These so-called
| âsmartbooksâ feature low power ARM
| processors which means that while they canât
| run Windows XP or 7, they can run Linux,
| last for a very long time on a charge, and
| some feature integrated 3G connectivity and
| HD video acceleration features. You also get
| the ability to receive emails, instant
| messages, and other data even while the
| computer is in sleep mode. In other words,
| theyâre like a cross between a smartphone
| and a netbook, which explains the whole
| âsmartbookâ name.


New Asus âPinetrailâ netbooks top 10 hour battery life

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| Asusâ upgraded Eee PC netbooks sport Intelâs
| new Atom N450 processor for over ten hours
| battery life, plus the quick loading
| âSplashtopâ pre-boot Linux OS.

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