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[News] GNU/Linux Leads List of Top Operating Systems for Sub-notebooks

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Leads List of Top Operating Systems for Sub-notebooks
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 01:29:15 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Five Best Netbook Operating Systems

,----[ Quote ]
| Jolicloud is the most distinctly netbook-
| oriented operating system in this Hive 
| Five. It's not just pretty good on a 
| netbookâit was actually designed from the 
| ground up to be a netbook operating system, 
| so it's a great fit. (For the curious, it's 
| a combination of Debian and Fedora Linux 
| with WINE mixed in to support Windows-only 
| apps.) Jolicloud has been tweaked and tuned 
| to make it shine even on systems with low 
| resources and small displays. The emphasis 
| is not on a traditional computing 
| experience but on harnessing web-based 
| applications and storage services so that 
| much of the heavy lifting and deep-storage 
| of the netbook is transferred from the 
| netbook to more powerful and larger 
| servers. The application launcherâsee in 
| the screenshot hereâmakes it easy to 
| organize and select your applications. The 
| launcher emphasizes easy to read and 
| identify text and logos, and all 
| applications launch in full-screen mode by 
| default. In addition to the default 
| applications, you can browse the app 
| directory to find new applicationsâthe 
| Jolicloud team curates the list to ensure 
| compatibility.


HP jumps into smartbook market with announcement of AirLife

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| Instead of Windows or Linux, the AirLife 
| uses the same operating system and device 
| drivers as many smartphones, Google 
| Android. The AirLife's screen will measure 
| 10.1 inches, be touch-sensitive, and be 
| able to display images at a resolution of 
| 1024 x 600 pixels. The keyboard will be 92 
| percent as large as a standard-size, and 
| will include a touch pad.



ARM: our netbooks will fly with or without Windows

,----[ Quote ]
| 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?

,----[ Quote ]
| 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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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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