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[News] HP Puts Linux on More Sub-notebooks, Latest KDE4 Aims at Sub-notebooks

  • Subject: [News] HP Puts Linux on More Sub-notebooks, Latest KDE4 Aims at Sub-notebooks
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:52:20 +0000
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HP loads Android onto a netbook

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| Branded as a Compaq device, HP's Airlife 100 
| netbook is powered by the same Qualcomm 
| Snapdragon ARM processor that's found in a 
| number of recently released smartphones 
| including Google's Nexus One.


Bluetooth, a Cell Phone and a Netbook 

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| With eeeBuntu on the Asus Netbook, this 
| capability is available through the on-board 
| Bluetooth radio. It's theoretically possible 
| to transfer files and browse the directories 
| on most Bluetooth-equipped phones. Today, 
| we'll look at how some of the features work 
| and explore some of the quirks of using 
| Bluetooth that might trip you up.
| My tests were carried out running eeeBuntu 
| 3.0 (kernel version 2.6.29-1-netbook) on an 
| Asus eeePC 1000HE with a 130 GB disk and 2 
| GB of memory. The little machine also had a 
| Logitech Nano notebook mouse and uses the 
| Atom N280 processor.


KDE 4.4 Released With Netbooks In Mind

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| Since my dad taught me how to dual-boot 
| Mandrake Linux 7 with Windows ME in my early 
| pre-teen years, I have not owned a single 
| computer that hasnât had a Linux 
| distribution on it.  And for many years, KDE 
| was my desktop manager of choice.   Sometime 
| around KDE 3.4, I deemed KDE too clunky and 
| left it to experiment with other desktop 
| managers.
| Still, I never forgot about my roots in the 
| Linux world, and indeed KDE 4 brought KDE 
| significantly forward towards modern 
| desktops.  Now, KDE seems to be turning 
| towards everyoneâs favorite rising PC 
| market: netbooks. 



H.P. Develops a Netbook Petri Dish

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| For one, H.P. has done away with a previous
| netbook model that ran the Linux operating
| system instead of Windows. Linux types,
| however, still have an option. Or put another
| way, everyone now has a Linux option.
| H.P. has brought the QuickWeb software it
| developed with the start-up DeviceVM to its
| netbook line.


t tu, HP!

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| This is a sign that OEMs are looking at backup
| plans for what to do when the monopoly
| crumbles. If the market for that other OS
| dries up, they have GNU/Linux to lean on. They
| may have to advertise it a bit, but they can.
| If the market for x86 dries up in preference
| to ARM for power/price, HP and others need an
| alternative. If they will not supply ARM and
| GNU/Linux, others will. The market is
| beginning to finish the process of curing the
| anti-competitive acts of the monopoly. It is
| about time.


The Other HP Slate Runs On Android

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| Last night, during his keynote address at
| the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,
| Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed off a
| prototype for a new HP Slate computer
| running on Windows 7. It was supposed to be
| an Apple-stealing moment and it was
| Microsoftâs moment, which is probably why
| Hewlett-Packard has not yet publicly
| mentioned that it is working on another
| tablet/slate computer that is running on
| Android. You know, Googleâs mobile
| operating system.
| HP did announce an Android-powered netbook
| yesterday, but that has a keyboard. A
| source who has seen a prototype of HPâs
| Android Slate says it looks just like the
| Windows-powered one Ballmer held last night
| (see image below), maybe a little smaller.
| âIt is almost identical in every respect to
| the one he showed off except for the OS,â
| says my source.

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