[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.  


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.  



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.


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.


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.


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.”


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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-----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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