[News] Another Sub-notebook Runs GNU/Linux (Only), Dell Might go GNU/Linux-only with ARM

[News] Another Sub-notebook Runs GNU/Linux (Only), Dell Might go GNU/Linux-only with ARM

Post by Roy Schest » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 07:34:40


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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.
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http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/System76-Starling/?kc=rss

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.
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http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/08/new-dell-arm-combo-poised-to-take-on-wintel-netbooks.ars


Recent:

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.
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http://www.i4u.com/article26266.html


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.
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http://gadgetmix.com/index/updated-eee-linux-os-for-eee-pcs-700-701-900-901-1000h-etc/


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.
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http://www.olpcnews.com/commentary/academia/asus_eee_pcs_in_usa_schools_a.html


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 ust works. `----

http://www.webmonkey.com/blog/Why_Linux_Will_Crush_Windows_7_on_Netbooks


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.
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| [...]
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| 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
|