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First Android netbooks surface

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linuxdevices.com: Guanzhou, China-based Skytone announced the Alpha 680, a 533MHz ARM11-based netbook with a 7-inch touchscreen that appears to be the first commercial netbook running Android.

OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook 10"

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linux-netbook.com: OCZ Technologies claims to offer the first Do It Yourself netbook. The netbook is not bundled with an operating system but specified as compatible with gOS/Ubuntu Linux.

10 things you should look for in a netbook

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blogs.techrepublic.com: When you’re evaluating netbooks, you have to weigh the convenience of their small form factor against a variety of limitations. Erik Eckel explains several key considerations that will help you find a suitable middle ground.

Shuttle offer now Power-saving Nettop with SUSE Linux

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hitechreview.com: Shuttle is now expanding its portfolio of Mini-PCs with Open Source operating systems. The latest offshoot is the X270V complete system based on the Shuttle Barebone X27D.

Death of Linux on netbooks greatly exaggerated

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arstechnica.com: A Microsoft blogger says that the Windows operating system has achieved dominance in the netbook market. The statistics, however, are less definitive.

ATI vs. NVIDIA on Linux - the showdown

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hexus.net: Jo Shields, Manager of the Oxford Supercomputing Centre, lays ATI and NVIDIA hardware on the line, evaluating which perform best under Linux.

Linux table radio does Pandora

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linuxdevices.com: Livio has announced a Linux-based Internet "radio" that plays back customized streams from Pandora, as well as approximately 11,000 other stations. The "Livio Radio" includes 802.11 wireless networking, an RJ45 port for wired Ethernet, plus "thumbs-up" and "thumbs-down" controls for rating songs.

System76: Ubuntu PC Maker’s Revenue Up 61%

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workswithu.com: Even before Ubuntu 9.04 arrives April 23, System76 has reason to celebrate. The PC maker — which specializes in Ubuntu systems — grew its first quarter 2009 revenue more than 60 percent compared to 1Q 2008.

Tutorial: Build The Ultimate PC

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pcplus.co.uk: You can never have enough processing power, especially if you enjoy working with 3D graphics or compiling your own software. Luckily, it's easy to use any spare machines you may have to create a single homogeneous computing mega-matrix and calculation engine just by wiring them all together.

Why Microsoft won round one of netbook wars

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blogs.zdnet.com: Free is not the lowest possible price. If you want to get sell-through at retail, you have to support the product with collateral materials, with ads, with sales training and support.

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