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[News] Intel Supports Many Linux Platforms But Not Windows

  • Subject: [News] Intel Supports Many Linux Platforms But Not Windows
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 11:17:09 +0100
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Intel's Moorestown Atom launches -- without Windows

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| While all the above was expected, the shocker 
| is that the Z6xx has been launched with 
| support for three flavors of Linux -- 
| Android, Moblin 2.1, and MeeGo -- but nary a 
| mention of Microsoft Windows. This arguably 
| represents the biggest rift in the "Wintel 
| monopoly" since the IBM PC was first launched 
| in 1981 with Intel's 8088 CPU and Microsoft's 
| MS-DOS/PC-DOS operating system. 



Can Alex bring Linux to the masses?

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| You're a small start-up, and you want to
| introduce millions of people to computing for
| the first time. You also aim to transform the
| way computers are sold, persuading people to
| subscribe to software as a service with
| regular monthly payments.
| Oh, and finally you want to take on a rather
| bigger rival - Microsoft - and persuade the
| world that there's a better, easier way of
| personal computing.
| That essentially is what a company called the
| Broadband Computer Company has in mind with
| its Alex computer - and if this outrageously
| ambitious plan succeeds, it could play an
| important role in bringing Linux-based
| operating systems to a much wider public.
| When you sign up to Alex you are buying a
| whole package rather than a computer. The idea
| is that a newcomer to computing gets a laptop,
| a broadband connection, access to software on
| the Alex servers, and technical support - for
| a monthly fee of Â39.95 for two years.
| And at the heart of the project is Linux, or
| at least the Ubuntu variant of the open source
| operating system coupled with a desktop
| designed by Alex's own developers.

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