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[News] ASUS Chooses GNU/Linux for Sub-notebooks Again (with ARM)

  • Subject: [News] ASUS Chooses GNU/Linux for Sub-notebooks Again (with ARM)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 22:00:31 +0000
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Asustek Wants to Become Another Apple with Open-Source Platforms.

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| Speaking at an event dedicated to spinning-
| off Pegatron Technologies from Asustek, 
| Jonney Shih, chairman of Asus, reiterated 
| the companyâs long-term plan to become 
| âanother Appleâ, but to adopt open-source 
| or popular platforms instead of proprietary 
| software, including ARM and Google 
| Chrome/Android combinations as well as 
| Intel and Windows to suit consumer demand, 
| reports DigiTimes web-site. 


It's Not The Hokey Cokey; OpenOffice BACK In Ubuntu Netbook Edition After User Outcry 

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| The first reversal earlier this week that 
| saw AbiWord and GNUMeric step in as 
| replacements. Now the decision has been 
| fully reversed: OpenOffice WILL be 
| installed by default in Ubuntu Netbook 
| Edition.



ARM: More than 1.3 billion served in Q4 2009

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| ARM Holdings announced that more than 1.3
| billion chips based on its designs were sold
| during the fourth quarter of 2009. Reporting
| better-than-expected financial results, the
| company added that it's signing up licensees
| for three new designs, code-named "Eagle,"
| "Heron," and "Merlin."


ARM Unveils New Designs as It Looks to Netbooks

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| ARM Holdings, the UK company that makes a
| core CPU design that licensees can modify
| into their own designs for handheld devices,
| plans to launch three more Cortex processor
| cores during 2010 as it pursues new markets.


ARM boss forecasts mass migration to netbooks

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| ARM CEO Warren East believes that netbooks
| will come to dominate the PC market - and it
| won't be that long before it happens.
| "Although netbooks are small today â maybe ten
| per cent of the PC market at most â we believe
| over the next several years that could
| completely change around and that could be 90
| per cent of the PC market," PC Pro says he
| says.


ARM: our netbooks will fly with or without Windows

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| ARM chief executive Warren East has claimed
| that netbooks could swallow 90% of the PC
| market, in an exclusive interview with PC Pro.
| The British chip design firm, which is the
| biggest rival to Intel's dominant Atom
| processors in the netbook space, claims the
| low-budget laptops could transform the PC
| market. And East says the chip firm will
| succeed "with our without" Windows support for
| its processors.


ARM processors to overtake Intel in mobile devices by 2013?

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| Iâve seen many similar reports that talk of
| Linux overtaking Windows for UMDs in a broadly
| similar timeframe. One thingâs for sure
| smartbooks and the like are here to stay.


ARM Seen as a Threat to Intel on the Mobile Front

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| Despite the current developments and the latest
| advancements in x86 chips power efficiency,
| analysts seem to think that, even though Intel
| currently controls the netbook market with its
| new Atom chips, this dominance may be short
| lived. ABI Research suggests that the ARM
| architecture may make a strong incursion into
| this segment, likely taking away most of the
| mobile market share from Intel's units.

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