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[News] Review of GNU/Linux Distributions for Netbooks; Canonical/Ubuntu Does It Its Own Way

  • Subject: [News] Review of GNU/Linux Distributions for Netbooks; Canonical/Ubuntu Does It Its Own Way
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 17:41:50 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Five Best Linux Netbook OSes - for Now

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| Linux runs particularly well on Netbooks, 
| but it might be hard to choose which 
| flavor is best for your right now. Not 
| sure what's out there? We've lined up the 
| five best Linux netbook OSes for your 
| mobile computing pleasure.
| What makes a distro one of the best 
| choices for netbooks? It has to be easy to 
| install, support netbook hardware 
| relatively well, and should offer an 
| interface that's well-suited for netbooks. 
| Not every distro will support all hardware 
| out of the box, but some distros are 
| better than others at handling a wide 
| range of hardware. Also, it has to be free 
| to download and easy to get.


Ubuntu Light Shuts Out Future Ubuntu Moblin/MeeGo Remixes

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| When Canonical announced its Ubuntu Light 
| platform for netbooks and platforms Monday 
| morning, a lot of fuss was made about the 
| new Unity interface, the capability of 
| Ubuntu Light to act as an instant-on 
| environment for users of these devices who 
| just want to surf, and the general 
| coolness of the plan.



The $99 Cherrypal laptop - it runs Linux and you can buy
it RIGHT NOW (but is it for real, and are these actually
being shipped to those who order them?)

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| The way the company both hits the $99 price
| point and makes a little profit at the same
| time is to a) ship with free, open-source
| Linux and b) offer minimum specs but actually
| build the laptops with whatever the cheapest
| components are at any given time.


Make your Linux netbook battery last longer

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| All laptop users have something in common: we
| want our device's batteries to last longer.
| Whether it's for the daily commute or a long
| flight, an extra 30 minutes of power means an
| extra 30 minutes of entertainment.
| If you're running a Linux-based distribution
| on your netbook, there's a lot you can do to
| squeeze every last negatively charged ion
| from your power source. Here we're going to
| cover the best techniques that we've
| discovered.


NorhTec Gecko Surfboard: $99 Linux PC in a keyboard

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| The oft-delayed ASUS Eee Keyboard is a great
| concept â squeezing everything from a nettop
| into a QWERTY form-factor â but what if your
| computing ambitions are even more moderate?
| NorhTec reckon they have the product for you
| in the shape of the Gecko Surfboard,
| outwardly a regular QWERTY keyboard but
| actually packed with a 1GHz x86 system-on-
| chip (SoC), VGA and composite video outputs,
| 10/100 ethernet and optional WiFi b/g or even
| 3G.

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