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Cray sells Opteron-Linux super to Swiss boffins

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theregister.co.uk: The Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) in Lugano has coughed up some serious Swiss francs to buy a Cray 141.6 teraflops XT5 system, dubbed Monte Rosa.

No. 2 IT distributor: No Linux netbooks for you

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computerworld.com: Netbook shipments are up "in the triple-digit percentiles" over a year ago, said Brian Davis, vice-president of client systems for Tech Data. But he said Tech Data has seen "almost no" demand for Linux netbooks.

Review: Acer Aspire One D150

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  • Review: Acer Aspire One D150

  • Moblin 2.0 - A New Way to Make a Netbook Sing With Linux
  • Future of netbooks, laptops unfolds at Computex

CrunchPad Nears Production, Looks Awesome

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  • CrunchPad: The Launch Prototype

  • CrunchPad Nears Production, Looks Awesome
  • (Tech)Crunch time approaches for the CrunchPad
  • Crunchpad launch prototype looks like dreams come true

Is Microsoft ‘Buying-Off’ Linux Netbook Vendors?

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  • Is Microsoft ‘Buying-Off’ Linux Netbook Vendors?

  • Are there not enough netbooks in the world?
  • Asustek puts Android netbook on ice for now

Netbook market looks lost to Microsoft

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  • Netbook market looks lost to Microsoft

  • Xandros developing software for Moblin 2
  • Acer may be first with Android netbook
  • Asus Eee and the 'It's Better with Windows' Campaign
  • Smartbooks: Blurring The Line Between Smartphone And Netbook
  • RealPlayer for Mobile coming to Linux netbooks

Light, low-cost e-reader runs Linux

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linuxdevices.com: A U.K. startup called Interead will soon ship a Linux-based e-book reader claimed to be about 40 percent lighter than an Amazon Kindle 2, and over $100 cheaper.

Linux on tap in netbook, nettop

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desktoplinux.com: HP has upgraded its Linux-ready "Mini" netbooks, offering its new "HP Mini 110 with Mi" at a much lower $280 pricetag than the previous Mini 1000.

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