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Demise of the solid-state Linux Netbook

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news.cnet.com: Back in the day, Netbooks ran Linux and packed solid-state drives. But Windows XP and big hard disk drives have prevailed.

Did Microsoft force Asus to axe Linux?

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guardian.co.uk: Microsoft is right to warn about the danger of a serious monopoly in search because of Google's dominance. Maybe it is time to apply Microsoft's enlightened approach to monopolies to what is happening in its own backyard.

Open PC: A LInux PC By The Community?

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linuxloop.com: Open PC is a new project that aims to create and sell a Linux-based computer designed openly by Linux users.

Netbooks Are Little Notebooks, and Linux on Netbooks Rocks

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linuxtoday.com/blog: This newfangled netbook phenomenon has brought with it a bit of confusion, which is understandable since it is so new. The EeePC 701 launched the modern netbook craze, a tiny little low-powered thing with a 7" screen. It ran a stripped-down Linux, and at two pounds and $399, it quickly won many hearts.

Palm Pre Dances Nicely with Linux

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linuxplanet.com: Summer releases of the latest smart phones from Apple, Blackberry, Google and Palm have excited geeks all over the world. The big question on the mind of Linux users has to be "Can I sync my Linux machine and my cool new phone?" We decided to find the answers specifically for the new Palm Pre.

Tech blog titan Michael Arrington’s next big thing: Hardware

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bizjournals.com: In four years, Michael Arrington has gone from knowing relatively little about the Internet or journalism to presiding over the hugely popular, influential and profitable Palo Alto-based TechCrunch network of blogs. Now, Arrington appears to be on the verge of entering the computer hardware business.

$250 Desktop Runs Ubuntu, Windows 7 and OS X?

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starryhope.com: I recently wanted to get a new desktop computer to use for some programming projects. Can I get by with something as cheap as this $90 CPU/motherboard combo? Could I run Ubuntu, Windows 7 and OS X all on this dirt cheap hardware?

If you want Linux on an Eee, Go to Toys R Us

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eweekeurope.co.uk: Asking for a Linux Eee, eWEEK Europe was given two options: an Eee with a 7in screen, on sale from Misco, and one with a 9 in screen, sold by Toys R Us.

As Dell and Acer Duke it Out, Their Open Source Stances Matter

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ostatic.com/blog: For so many years, Taiwan-based Acer was an under-the-radar computer manufacturer. Although it has been the number three player, behind Hewlett-Packard and Dell, for a long time, even the company's previous business strategy tended to keep it anonymous. All that is changing now.

Shuttle XS29f: Linux Looks Great in Green

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linuxplanet.com: Power and space saving computers are in, and Shuttle has a winner with the XS29F. This little gem really skimps on the power consumption. The size is right, too.

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