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A netbook with Linux? Here are six options

http://www.tectonic.co.za

When it launched the netbook phenomenon a couple of years ago, the most noticeable thing about the Asus EEE PC, apart from its size, was that it typically ran Linux. Suddenly everyone was predicting the demise of Windows and the rise of Linux.

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How OLPC Failed Where Industry Succeeded with GNU/Linux

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THE One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project — an initiative whose purpose was to give underprivileged children around the world a better chance at modern education using technology — may have been stifled though a combination of disinformation and other coordinated efforts by hardware and software monopolies that needed to stop it.

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One giant step closer to the Google Linux desktop

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Google still isn't saying publicly that they're going to deploy Android as a desktop Linux, but HP, ASUS, and other major computer makers are apparently in talks with the company about deploying Android on netbooks.

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Dell acknowledges recession/depression with sub-$500 laptop pricing ... plus an equipment rant

http://insidesocal.com

Dell may not have the absolute best laptop deals available — you can often do better with the HP/Compaq/Acer/Gateway specials in Office Depot's Sunday newspaper circular (see, there IS a reason to subscribe to a genuine dead-tree newspaper like our own ever-lovin'

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Will half-baked Ubuntu Linux netbooks ruin the OS for consumers?

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PC World’s Keir Thomas recently caved in and bought a Dell Mini 9 netbook, which sells for just $249 with Ubuntu Linux.

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Android For Desktops? I Doubt It

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For years, my friend Stephen J. Vaughan-Nichols has been trying to turn Linux into something it is not: A successful and popular desktop operating system... His latest foray into "Linux is the next big thing" is a discussion of Google's Android operating system running on future netbooks... This is simply wrong.

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Watch Out Microsoft: Google Aims for Desktop

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When Google released Chrome last Fall, I wrote that it represented a direct attack on Microsoft and Apple. This week, my colleague Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes in ComputerWorld that Android could be coming to a Netbook near you by the end of this year.

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Google and the Linux desktop

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Google will start rolling out its Linux desktop on netbooks. The company will begin there because netbooks are the only division of PC sales that's actually still growing.

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Outfit Your Netbook With Open Source: 21 Tools

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These days everyone is looking for a bargain, and laptop manufacturers are eager to deliver. As you might expect, these cheaper netbooks often lack the performance and security features you'll find in higher-priced models. Fortunately, you can overcome many of these limitations – without spending an extra cent – by turning to open-source software.

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Are retailers hijacking Linux for their own financial gain?

http://www.tectonic.co.za

...most (if not all) people making the decision to buy these notebook or netbook computers do it based on the price tag, and not because the machine runs Fedora-based Linpus Linux. The salesperson selling this product has no comprehension of the Linux operating system or any of the programs available, and therefore is incapable of influencing the buyer to do it for any other reason.

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Concerted Linux-netbook effort needed to beat Microsoft

http://www.theregister.co.uk

When it comes to Linux netbooks, PC manufacturers should act more like cell-phone makers and telcos by selling customized and subsidized machines with online services.

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Microsoft's CEO says GNU/Linux a bigger threat than Apple

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently gave a presentation in which he said that GNU/Linux has more market share and poses a greater threat to Microsoft's profitability than does Apple.

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Knoppix 6.0: Perfect Distro (also for Netbooks)

http://www.linux-magazine.com

Knoppix has always been regarded as one of the most versatile Linux distros out there, but the latest version of the venerable Live CD Linux distribution has got yet another trick up its sleeve.

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Google CEO hints Google/Linux netbooks may be coming

http://blogs.computerworld.com

On March 3rd, though, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said, What's particularly interesting about netbooks is the price point. Eventually, it will make sense for operators and so forth to subsidize the use of netbooks so they can make services revenue and advertising revenue on the consumption. That's another new model that's coming."

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Dell & Ubuntu's mighty Mini 9

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Dell & Ubuntu's mighty Mini 9 Want a great Linux netbook for a great price? Then, give Dell's Ubuntu-powered Mini 9 a try. I like netbooks. Not all netbooks are created equal, though.

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