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Linux Desktop Hardware Myths Explored

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itmanagement.earthweb.com: Perhaps one of the most common myths surrounding desktop Linux is the belief that modern distributions do not provide decent hardware support.

Intel Core i7 On Linux

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phoronix.com: By now most of you should be familiar with the Core i7 processor family, which is based upon Intel's Nehalem architecture. The current Core i7 processor selection includes the 920, 940, and 965 Extreme Edition.

Are Linux netbooks really returned more often than Windows models?

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: Microsoft says that Windows dominates -- and will continue to dominate -- netbooks because customers are looking for a familiar, PC-like experience, as well as compatibility with their peripherals and software such as Microsoft Office.

Also: Netbooks forward or backward, Linux or Windows

Openmoko: Next-gen phone bites dust, but FreeRunner lives

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linuxdevices.com: Openmoko is shelving its next-generation "GTA03" phone in favor of a "non-smartphone" device called "Plan B." Yet, contrary to industry reports, which have also said that Openmoko has cut its staff in half, the company is not discontinuing the FreeRunner, it claims.

Linux laptops look to phone stores and Web for distribution

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blogs.zdnet.com: Microsoft’s strategy for fighting off Linux laptops, which are Netbooks powered by Ubuntu or Android, seems clear. Keep them out of retail distribution.

The Linux laptops of 2009

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blogs.zdnet.com: The Linux laptop business represents a Chinese industry trying to serve a Western market and getting lost in the translation.

some netbook stuff

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  • Novell sets up Netbook Linux R&D team

  • Asus netbook includes optical drive
  • A netbook with Linux? Here are six options
  • Linux Netbook Roundup
  • AT&T Offers A Netbook For $50
  • Asus and HP netbooks to run Google Android?
  • Intel moves Moblin over to the Linux Foundation
  • A Linux Netbook Done Right: the Sylvania g Netbook Meso
  • Light and Cheap, Netbooks Are Poised to Reshape PC Industry
  • Xfce 4.6 -- Mandriva rules Wind

HP Mini 2140: A Nice Netbook With SUSE

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linuxplanet.com: A year ago, HP jumped into the netbook market. Well, stepped in. Well, put a toe in. But now HP has gotten around to getting specific: The 10.1-inch-screened Mini 2140 is the company's first netbook aimed specifically at mobile professionals.

Nouveau driver Test Day on Thursday 26th

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Software

A Test Day is planned tomorrow (Thursday 26th) for the Nouveau driver for NVIDIA graphics cards.

Is end of the golden age of Netbooks already near?

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blogs.zdnet.com: Netbooks are everywhere. Coffeeshops, libraries — you name it, netbooks are in it. But will the $250 price tag soon be a thing of the past?

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