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TLWIR 18: Ubuntu Rapid Release, Acer, and The Philippines’ Bold Move

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The Free Software movement has truly become a global phenomenon. Today, I found a piece of legislation that is currently before the Philippines’ House of Representatives that reads like it was written by Doctor Richard Stallman himself! There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the world has really changed, and it will continue to do so.

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Microsoft to charge royalty fees to prevent netbooks from using Android

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Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees on Taiwan-based vendors of Android handsets for using its patents in e-mail, multimedia and other functions, with Acer and Asustek Computer being targets in an actual attempt to prevent the two vendors from adopting Android and Chrome OS for their netbook and tablet PCs, according to Taiwan-based makers.

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Acer in Australia: Dirty Microsoft Tricks Against GNU/Linux

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The Australian authorities appear to be manipulated into exclusion of GNU/Linux in schools

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Acer sees Linux as key to low-cost laptops

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Acer, the world's third-largest PC maker, believes that Linux software is a key to the low-cost laptop computer movement and hopes to create a community around the devices, a top executive said.

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Acer bets big on Linux

http://www.vnunet.com

"We have shifted towards Linux because of Microsoft,"[...]"Microsoft has a lot of power and it is going to be difficult, but we will be working hard to develop the Linux market."

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Acer to Aggressively Market Linux?

http://teenlinuxlounge.com

According to Gianpiero Morbello Acer, Acer's VP of Marketing and Brand:

"We have shifted towards Linux because of Microsoft. "

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First Atom-based notebook runs Linux

http://www.linuxdevices.com

The world's third-largest PC vendor has announced a "netbook" based on a 1.6GHz Intel Centrino Atom processor and Linpus Linux. Acer's $380 Aspire One offers 512MB or 1GB of RAM, 8GB flash, an 8.9-inch, 1024x600 display, WiFi, webcam, and an optional 80GB hard drive.

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Acer eyes future desktop systems, including game machine

http://www.betanews.com

This is really awesome, Acer is thinking in an Open Source console:

"If you look at most of the other game machines that are out there right now -- Nintendo's, the Xbox -- they are 'closed' and proprietary systems"

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Acer to Refund Junkware cost - Court Ruling

http://www.heise.de

French court rules- refund of a total that:
Acer was forced to pay back was made up of 135.20 euros for Windows XP Home, 60 euros for Microsoft Works, 40.99 euros for PowerDVD, 38.66 euros for Norton Antivirus and 37 euros for NTI CD Maker. On top of that Acer had to pay a further 650 euros in, among other things, legal costs.

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Acer clarifies position on Linux PCs

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

Acer is planning to sell Linux-based PCs to the UK market, the company told ZDNet.co.uk.

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Acer: 'No UK demand' for Linux laptops

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Acer will not release Linux-based laptops in the UK due to a lack of demand, despite launching an Ubuntu-based machine in Asia.

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Acer installs Ubuntu

http://www.theinquirer.net

COMPUTER MAKER Acer seems to have followed Dell's lead and started preinstalling Ubuntu in at least one range of its laptops.

So far there has been only one reported advertisement for an Ubuntu based product, in Singapore. Ubuntu has been shoved under the bonnet of its Intel duel core Aspire 5710z machines which are selling for £326.

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