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[News] Another Sub-notebook Runs GNU/Linux (Only), Dell Might go GNU/Linux-only with ARM

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Netbook runs Ubuntu

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| Denver-based System76 is selling a netbook that includes preinstalled Ubuntu 
| 9.04. The Starling includes a 10-inch display, the usual Intel Atom N270 CPU, 
| a 160GB hard disk drive, and a six-cell battery, the company says.  
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http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/System76-Starling/?kc=rss

New Dell-ARM combo poised to take on Wintel netbooks?

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| Dell takes on Microsoft's assertion that Linux suffers from higher return 
| rates on netbooks. The hardware vendor is exploring the possibility of 
| building ARM-based smartbooks with Linux preinstalled.  
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http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/08/new-dell-arm-combo-poised-to-take-on-wintel-netbooks.ars


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Open Source Eee PCs in October, Chrome OS Netbooks Coming

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| Awesome news from Engadget about the open source future of the next
| generation of Eee PCs. Their 'spies' have uncovered information that the
| first Moblin-running Eee netbooks will be in stores come October. Asus, the
| Eee PC manufacturer, is apparently considering making open source OSes an
| option for all their netbooks in the future.
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http://www.i4u.com/article26266.html


Updated EEE Linux OS for EEE PCs (700, 701, 900, 901, 1000H etc)

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| ASUS never rolled much needed updates for the EEE PCs that ran their Xandros
| Linux OS. No upgrades were given to the (poor) users of the EEE 700-series
| which were forced to use old version of Firefox (v2). Folks at XEPC.org have
| unveiled version 1.7 of the EEE PC OS that is compatible with EEE 700, 701,
| 701SD, 900, 900A, 900SD, 901, 904HD, 1000 and S101.
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http://gadgetmix.com/index/updated-eee-linux-os-for-eee-pcs-700-701-900-901-1000h-etc/


Asus Eee PCs in USA Schools: A First-Hand Report

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| The 901 Linux model has an 8.9" screen, weighs about 2.5 pounds, and has a
| 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 20 GB Solid State Drive, Linux,
| and a 6 Cell Battery with about 4-6 hours of battery life. Those seemed to me
| to be the right features for elementary and middle school education (high
| school students would probably want a slightly bigger screen and keyboard).
| The price - currently $275 retail on Amazon and presumably cheaper for a
| large order purchased through a distributor - is pretty good too.
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http://www.olpcnews.com/commentary/academia/asus_eee_pcs_in_usa_schools_a.html


Why Linux Will Crush Windows 7 on Netbooks

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| Linux versions of netbooks are already doing quite well and if Microsoft
| shoots itself in the foot by crippling its OS, the question becomes less
| about choosing between Windows and Linux and more about choosing between
| crippled and “just works.”
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http://www.webmonkey.com/blog/Why_Linux_Will_Crush_Windows_7_on_Netbooks


Hands on: Running Windows 7 on a netbook

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| Performance wasn't the only problem I came across. For example, I was unable
| to perform two network-related tasks at once. For example, if I copied a file
| from a network server or watched a YouTube video, life was fine. But if I
| tried to do both things at once, I ended up with a frozen system.
|
| [...]
|
| I experienced several difficulties running popular applications on the Dell
| Mini 9. Windows 7's built-in applications, such as Media Center, felt slow to
| respond. Other apps behaved sluggishly as well. For example, Microsoft Word
| 2003 took 27 seconds to launch on the Mini 9; it took only 11 seconds on the
| HP EliteBook 2530p.
|
| Some problems, such as abrupt slowdowns when trying to run Microsoft Office
| 2003, Office 2007 and Quicken 2008, were clearly caused by memory problems.
| There simply wasn't enough RAM to run them effectively. When I tried to run
| two or more major applications at the same time, the performance dropped from
| merely miserable to "Is this thing still on?"
|
| [...]
|
| If you must have Windows on a netbook, XP Home SP3 is still the better choice
| over Windows 7 -- at least, for now. And, even though Microsoft is doing its
| best to kill off XP, it looks like the PC makers aren't going to let
| Microsoft put XP out to pasture after all.
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9132041
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 GreenMaraschino Bing Netbook Offers Same Old ,----[ Quote ] | Don't expect the GreenMaraschino Bing to offer something different - it will | feature just about the same specifications as other standard issue netbooks | in the market. Without much further ado, here they are :- | | * Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor | * 1GB RAM | * 160GB hard drive `---- http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2009/01/greenmaraschino_bing_netbook_offers_same_old.html Recent: is there a long-term future for the netbook? ,----[ Quote ] | The r...

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 OCZ Neutrino "DIY" Netbook Reviewed ,----[ Quote ] | The Neutrino might not be a hands-on DIY kit, but after the dust settles how | is it as an actual netbook? How about cost? Do you save money by selecting a | Neutrino and a few components over purchasing a fully assembled netbook? `---- http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2345714,00.asp Runs Ubuntu Linux nicely. Related: Netbooks Poised to Be the New OS Battleground? ,----[ Quote ] | In 2009, it won’t be the “year of the desktop” for any operating system– | instead, ...

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[News] Sub-notebook Runs Best With GNU/Linux, ARM Still on Route
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Frankenstein’s Netbook ,----[ Quote ] | Unless you have a real reason to want XP | (games… sigh), or OS X on non-Apple | hardware (games… heh), you really are just | setting yourself up for a headache down the | road. Ubuntu installs fast, is very | straightforward, small and netbook- | friendly. Oh and there are even | proprietary games for it these days too. | | I look forward to the day when $199 ARM- | based netbooks with Ubuntu flood the market | ;) `---- http://limulus.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/frankensteins-netb...

[News] Large Server Farms Run GNU/Linux, Zarafa Targets More GNU/Linux Servers
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 HPC Customers Get a Cloud Computing Option ,----[ Quote ] | Six months after launching its Penguin on | Demand (POD) cloud computing service, high- | performance Linux cluster provider Penguin | Computing said up to 200 of its 2,000-strong | customer base are using its on-demand | offering, including some new customer wins in | the life-sciences sector. `---- http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/02/05/hpc-customers-get-a-cloud-computing-option/ 6 Feb. Zarafa Collaboration Platform Packaged for Ubuntu and Fedora ,----[ Quote ] | Zarafa, the fastest growing groupware company | in Europe, expects an exponential uptake in | the community now that two major community | distributions have decided to package Zarafa’s | Collaboration Platform (ZCP). | | The final version of ZCP 6.40.0 release, | scheduled to be launched in March 2010, will | be available through the Canonical Partner | repository for the popular Ubuntu | distribution. `---- http://www.zarafa.com/news/6-feb-zarafa-collaboration-platform-packaged-ubuntu-and-fedora Recent: Zarafa 6.40 RC1 adds full-text indexing ,----[ Quote ] | Zarafa is a Linux-based groupware product | which offers its own WebAccess web client, | IMAP/POP3 access, a CalDAV gateway and native | MAPI integration with Outlook. `---- http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Zarafa-6-40-RC1-adds-full-text-indexing-913455.html -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4....

[News] A Look at New GNU/Linux Distro (Qubes) and Review of YlmF GNU/Linux OS
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 New Open-Source OS Will Feature 'Disposable' Virtual Machines ,----[ Quote ] | Invisible Things Lab is creating these | lightweight, throwaway VMs that work with | traditional virtual machines in Qubes, the | open-source, Xen-based OS it plans to | release in beta later this summer. Qubes | was architected to minimize the attack | surface in the VM environment. `---- http://www.darkreading.com/insiderthreat/security/app-security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225300299 YlmF OS - Ni Hao! ,----[ Quote ] | YlmF is ...

[News] ARM Beats x86 to the Punch and Sub-notebooks Run GNU/Linux Distributions
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Thin clients and the cloud: how ARM beat x86 to the punch ,----[ Quote ] | On the first day of CES, I dropped by the | Qualcomm booth looking for ARM-based | smartbooks to try out. As I poked and | prodded the Lenovo Skylight, I pulled out | my Nexus One and dropped it on top of the | unit for a size reference so that we could | snap picture of it. `---- http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/01/thin-clients-and-the-cloud-how-arm-beat-x86-to-the-punch.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss Netbook OS ,----[ Quote ] | Slackware is one of the longest-running | versions of Linux. And Slax is a version of | Slackware that is meant to be run as a live | CD but can also be used comfortably on a | netbook. The base download of Slax is just | 200MB in size. Slax' most unique feature, | however, is that the system can be | customised before downloading. On the Slax | site you can pick and choose features you | want to include in your system and then | download an image with this included. `---- http://mybroadband.co.za/news/Software/11218.html Recent: ARM processors to overtake Intel in mobile devices by 2013? ,----[ Quote ] | I’ve seen many similar reports that talk of | Linux overtaking Windows for UMDs in a broadly | similar timeframe. One thing’s for sure | smartbooks and the like are here to stay. `---- http://www.netbookchoice.com/2010/01/22/arm-processors-to-overtake-intel-in-mobi...

[News] Dell's GNU/Linux-based Sub-notebook Good to Go
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Review: Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook with Ubuntu Linux ,----[ Quote ] | Where the Mini 9 really scores, however, is with its 1024x600 resolution, | backlit 8.9inch display, which is bright, sharp and colourful. | | All in all, this is a well made, well-implemented netbook and I particularly | like the way Dell have customised Ubuntu to work with the device. But would I | buy one? Probably not for me, but my kids might find the Mini 9 useful - and | that keyboard would suit their eight-year-olds' hands. `---- http://reddevil62-techhe...

[News] Hadrons Running on GNU/Linux, "Linux is our OS of choice"
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Large Hadron Collider team flicks switch on Xeon grid ,----[ Quote ] | "We found an old Irwindale from 2005 sitting in | a corner and we checked against that too," adds | the OpenLab CTO. "Moving up from then to now, | running Linux - Linux is our OS of choice - we | saw 4x performance increase from the cores, and | as much as 6x with the use of symmetric multi- | threading." `---- http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/04/lhc_xeon_endorsement/ Those LHC folks... working in 'mom's basement' on particle physics. See? No real work is done on Linux. *rolls eyes* They use KDE. Recent: World's biggest computing grid launched ,----[ Quote ] | The world’s largest computing grid is ready to tackle mankind’s biggest data | challenge from the earth’s most powerful accelerator. Today, three weeks | after the first particle beams were injected into the Large Hadron Collider | (LHC), the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid combines the power of more than 140 | computer centers from 33 countries to analyze and manage more than 15 million | gigabytes of LHC data every year. `---- http://www.physorg.com/news142258066.html The LHC is using KDE ,----[ Quote ] | I found some more interesting images: | | http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-35141-3.html | http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-35141-5.html | http://img388.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ohptoftimemeasured13sepjy2.png (from | sl...

[News] Sub-notebooks Competition Has ARM, Google, Dell, Intel Fiercely Involved in GNU/Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 ARM COO wants netbooks to be more than just cheap notebooks ,----[ Quote ] | Right now, however, ARM netbooks are really | only able to run Linux distros tailored to | their non-x86 processors. On top of that, | there aren’t many to choose from at the | moment. | | After attending the Ubuntu Developer | Summit, Shane Fagan lamented “Where’s my | ARM netbook?” noting that only three models | were available (four if you count a board- | only unit). With Intel’s Atom able to run | Windows and just about every interesting | Linux distro under the sun like Moblin and | Jolicloud, ARM has their work cut out. `---- http://www.liliputing.com/2009/12/arm-coo-wants-netbooks-to-be-more-than-just-cheap-notebooks.html Dell releases unofficial Chrome OS Linux desktop ,----[ Quote ] | But as Anson points out, "This image comes | with absolutely no support of any kind and | is to be considered highly experimental and | completely unstable [but] with a network | connection, ChromiumOS shines. The Chromium | browser is extremely fast and makes for a | great web-centric browsing experience. Boot | time appears quick too — about 12 seconds | from hitting the power button." Sounds like | good Linux techie fun to me! `---- http://blogs.computerworld.com/15174/dell_releases_unofficial_chrome_os_linux_desktop Intel launches beta SDK for Intel Atom Developer Program ,----[ Quote ] | Just to put my cards on the table,...

[News] New H-P Sub-notebook Runs GNU/Linux or Comes Open (No OS)
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 HP announces a new business netbook ,----[ Quote ] | The Mini 5101 will still weigh about 2.6 pounds, and buyers will have their | pick of Windows Vista, XP Home or Professional, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, or | FreeDOS—if they want to install their own version of Linux. `---- http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/06/hp-announces-a-new-business-netbook.ars HP Launches Mini 5101 Business Netbook http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218101194 Recent: Irate e-mails reveal HP, Microsoft strife ...

[News] NASA Uses Ubuntu GNU/Linux, IBM Runs GNU/Linux Guests on Big Irons
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 NASA Uses Ubuntu ,----[ Quote ] | He and I walked back over behind the guy to look. I pointed out the little | bit of the heron you could see at the bottom of the screen, and he said "yep, | it's Hardy." Then he added, "look what else he's running." "What?" "Compiz. | You can see the shadows on the panels." `---- http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com/2008/07/nasa-uses-ubuntu.html IBM lets Linux programs run on Unix servers ,----[ Quote ] | IBM Virtualization plattform “PowerVM” lets X86...

[News] Review of Hulu Desktop for GNU/Linux and Another New Media Centre Application for GNU/Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Hulu Desktop for Linux ,----[ Quote ] | Summary: Hulu Desktop for Linux is a great | option for Linux users who don’t want to use | the web version and who want to sit back, | away from their computer and use a remote | control to watch Hulu content. | Rating: 3.5/5 `---- http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/2010/01/05/hulu-desktop-for-linux/ Linux-based media center Enna ready for its close up ,----[ Quote ] | It's here! Enna, a media center application | made for Linux is finally ready for public | release. Yay? If you're not sure what this | is, you're not alone. First, GeeXbox is a | Linux app that turns your computer into a | media center that can work on a lot of | software configurations. Enna is a nice | graphical interface for GeeXbox that adds | some cool new features and makes it a lot | more usable. `---- http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/01/05/linux-based-media-center-enna-ready-for-its-close-up/ Recent: Hulu desktop for Linux ,----[ Quote ] | The Hulu Linux desktop client makes watching | TV (and movies) a breeze. I am thrilled that | Hulu has brought out a Linux client without | making the Linux community wait as the | Windows and Mac community enjoy it’s | services. `---- http://www.ghacks.net/2009/10/20/hulu-desktop-for-linux/ Hulu on Linux looks great ,----[ Quote ] | I’m impressed. Not only do we have a major force in | Internet TV supporting Linux, they’ve done a darn | good j...

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