[News] Ultra-mobile PCs Enable GNU/Linux to Penetrate 'Desktop' Market

[News] Ultra-mobile PCs Enable GNU/Linux to Penetrate 'Desktop' Market

Post by Roy Schest » Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:00:57

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The new wave of Linux Lite lean, mean and green

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| Linux is coming to an ultraportable near you! Sure, the oft-touted ear of
| the Linux desktopis seen in the same light as such notable phrases
| like he cheque in the mail l respect you in the morningand uke
| Nukem Forever is being releasedbut there no denying the smash-hit success
| Linux is enjoying in the budget price ultraportable market. These are the
| Linux desktops that will catch on and here why.


Ubuntu MID makes Linux upwardly mobile

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| The idea behind Ubuntu MID is to deliver "no compromise" Internet access on
| lightweight devices. This has been achieved in part with a Gecko-based
| browser, Flash and Java, plus integration with popular web sites such as
| Facebook, MySpace and YouTube.



Linux top OS in MIDs

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| Linux will be a top OS in MIDs (mobile Internet devices), suggests a report
| from Forward Concepts. The report, aimed at quantifying MID-related
| opportunities for chip makers, identifies TI and Qualcomm as well-positioned
| in an emergent market expected to reach 40 million unit shipments globally
| within four years.


Otellini: 'MID revolution will be centred round Linux'

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| Intel CEO says Microsoft's insistence on pushing Vista will hand market to
| open source rival
| Intel's CEO has said that he sees the revolution that is about to happen
| around mobile internet devices (MID) such as the Eee PC and other Atom-based
| sub-notebooks will be "centred round Linux", in an interview with Associated
| Press.


Linux success on UMPCs nudges Microsoft XP strategy

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| To that point, Ubuntu is releasing a UMPC-only version of Ubuntu 8.04 called
| Ubuntu Netbook Remix for Intel Atom-based netbooks and UMPCs. Because many
| current users of Linux-powered UMPCs may not even know theye using open
| source, the hope is that more obvious randingwill result in more people
| willing to run Linux on their primary PCs.


The year of the Linux Mini Laptop!

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| Linux is making great strides in the consumer market lately. Although there
| had been forays by different companies before, when Dell came out with their
| Linux line, it was clear that Linux for the general consumer had arrived.
| Since then, other companies have followed suit, like Lenovo, and even
| Wallmart. But there is one product that seems to have really accelerated this
| trend and has managed to open a whole new class of products. This is the
| little tiny Linux laptop named the Eee PC.

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