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Black Friday 2010 GNU/Linux Tablet Deals

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Last year I was happy to see several Linux netbooks included in the Black Friday madness. This Friday Linux-based tablets will be available in stores like Target, Kmart, Best Buy, and Toys R Us, just to name a few. Here's my list of the top Black Friday Linux-based tablets deals along with their specs and where you can find them.

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Xandros Shows Death by Microsoft

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"It should be widely known by now. No matter why, when and where, join MS and you will be dead." Abe
Richard Hillesley has just published "The lost world of the Xandros desktop," which is an article that looks at Xandros' past and present.

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Microsoft’s Deal With Amazon is Extortion and Should Get Reported

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Analysis of the patent deal with Amazon and why it is a breach of some laws and should therefore be reported to authorities or regulators

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Amazon pays Microsoft for Linux

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What was Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO, thinking? Amazon just signed a patent cross-licensing deal that pays Microsoft intellectual property fees for, among other things, patents that cover Amazon's Linux-based Kindle e-reader and its Linux servers.

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What bothers me about the Ubuntu-Yahoo deal

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On Tuesday, Rick Spencer announced on the Ubuntu developers mailing list that Ubuntu has entered a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo! and will make Yahoo! the default search engine. Well, I believe the community should have been consulted.

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Reasons I Believe the Community Should Support the Oracle-Sun Deal

http://www.groklaw.net

Monty Widenius has posted a press release, urging Oracle to sell MySQL to a third party, and there is a link to the materials that he and Florian Mueller, who is working with him, provided to the EU Commission, which appears to have influenced it to delay approval. I've been reading all I can find on this topic, and I'd like to tell you why I think the community should support the Oracle deal.

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IBM & Canonical to launch Ubuntu desktop for business

http://www.ebizq.net

Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Canonical are introducing a cloud- and Linux-based desktop package in the U.S. designed for use on a company's existing fleet of personal computers (PCs) or even low-cost netbooks.

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MS Signs Another Potentially Illegal Deal with the UK Government, EU Commission Asleep at the Wheel

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Watchdogs do not pay attention as yet another deal gets signed for Microsoft to inherit the public sector

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EU fears Oracle will kill MySQL, but is that even possible?

http://arstechnica.com

Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun has hit a snag. The European Commission is concerned that Oracle's will terminate the open source MySQL project, a move that would have a detrimental impact on competition in the database market. In light of the resilience inherent in open source software, it's unclear if such a maneuver would even be possible.

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Microsoft Shoots Down Stallman’s Public Speech in Argentina — Claim

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Microsoft's deal with UTN (Universidad Tecnologica Nacional) allegedly behind the cancellation of Richard Stallman's anticipated talk in Argentina

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What is Going on with ASUS and GNU/Linux?

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ASUS betrays GNU/Linux after getting "closely tied up with Microsoft", a new Web site called "It's better with Windows®" appears

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Mandriva Sets the Record Straight: No Microsoft Impact

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Mandriva clarifies (again) that it is in no way involved in/a victim of Microsoft's patent racketeering scheme

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IBM Lets Sun Set

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Reports surfaced late this evening that computing giant IBM — which has been in talks for some time to buy Sun Microsystems — has pulled its $7 billion offer to buy the struggling company.

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Red Hat deal: when will we know more?

http://www.itwire.com

The agreement that Red Hat and Microsoft signed last week is something like a royal wedding - we all like the idea but we'd like to know a bit more about the demands made by the bride.

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Microsoft's secret deals on open source

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

It's a familiar story. Microsoft does a secret deal with a company over patent licences. Almost no details are provided about which patents, how much money has changed hands, or why, except for one vaguely worded press release that talks about how such secret deals benefit the customer through openness and innovation.

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