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ARM/Linux netbooks attract carrier support

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linuxdevices.com: AT&T is putting its weight behind netbooks using ARM processors, calling them the "next big step." The carrier has also begun selling four different subsidized netbooks in Atlanta and Philadelphia, with plans to roll them out nationwide.

Acer Ubuntu nettop to get quiet storage switch

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reghardware.co.uk: Acer's Nvidia Ion-based micro desktop PC, Revo, will go on sale in the UK on 5 May, with Ubuntu Linux among the available operating systems.

Linux Will Crush Windows 7 on Netbooks

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Hardware
Microsoft
  • Are netbooks really junky?

  • Why Linux Will Crush Windows 7 on Netbooks
  • Netbooks: a Linux appliance opportunity
  • Sign of the times: Microsoft sales drop?

Netbook 2009: The four big changes

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  • Netbook 2009: The four big changes

  • OCZ Neutrino "DIY" Netbook Reviewed
  • Intel Linux Driver Kills The Netbook Experience
  • Opinion: Microsoft still harming netbook markets
  • MSI Wind vs ASUS Eee PC vs MacBook Air vs Acer Aspire 4710

Intel Core i7 Virtualization Performance

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phoronix.com: Earlier this month we published Intel Core i7 Linux benchmarks that looked at the overall desktop performance when running Ubuntu Linux. One area we had not looked at in the original article was the virtualization performance.

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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SUSE

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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Hardware

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

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