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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Available Now

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gizmodo.com: Inside is an Intel Atom Diamondville processor and it has a 1024x600 LED-backlit screen with 4, 8 and 16GB SSD options and about three hours of battery life. Only the Windows XP version is available now for $399, in black or white—the $349 Ubuntu flavor, along with the rest of the six-color rainbow are a few weeks away.

ZaReason (and Other Independents) Outshine the Big Boys

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blog.linuxtoday: Dell, ASUS, Acer, and all the other bandwagoning coattail riders are getting all the headlines for selling desktop Linux preinstalls, especially on this new netbook wave. But let's not forget that these bandwagoning coattail-riding party-crashers are very late to the party.

Dell's Ubuntu-powered mini-laptop arrives tomorrow

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Sources tell me, OK friends actually, that tomorrow, September 4th, is the long-awaited day that Dell will announce the release of its Inspiron 910 mini-laptop. It will come with your choice of (Boo!) Windows XP Home SP3 or (Yea!) Ubuntu 8.04.

Hardware Review: Elonex Webbook with Ubuntu 8.04

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adventuresinopensource.blogspot: I haven't done many distro reviews lately I know, things have been busy but I do have a new review for you which I hope you'll find interesting. Today's victim *ahem* I mean subject is the Elonex Webbook from Carphone Warehouse with Ubuntu Hardy pre-installed.

VIA births another kneetop

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theinquirer.net: VIA HAS ANNOUNCED the release of yet another teeny weeny snappy lappy with Vista Home Basic out of the box alongside a Linux dual interface.

Acer Aspire One Review

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linuxhaxor.net: Ever since the first rumors about an Apple tablet computer, and more recently an ultra-portable notebook caught my attention a couple of years ago, I’ve been holding out on upgrading my beloved Sharp Zaurus. Apple still hasn’t made good on the seeds it planted. I’m now a bona fide member of the netbook craze

$98 Linux Laptop

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  • $98 Linux Laptop - The HiVision miniNote

  • MSI Wind gets updates
  • Novell SUSE Linux Scores At Big Retailer

Update On The TechCrunch Tablet: Prototype A

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techcrunch.com: Update on the TechCrunch Tablet: A humble (and messy) beginning. Prototype A has been built. It’s in a temporary aluminum case that a local sheet metal shop put together for us that’s at least twice as thick as it needs to be.

CTL vows $149 Atom, Linux-based desktop

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electronista.com: Classmate PC reseller CTL plans to set a new floor for desktops with a nettop that shares the same design philosophy as Intel's portable. The 2go pc nettop will cost as little as $149 thanks to its use of a 1.6GHz Atom processor but desktop-oriented parts.

6 Places to Buy Pre-installed Linux Computers

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linuxhaxor.net: Gone are the days when the only source of linux distribution was the web. Today, we will look at some of the popular distributors/resellers, who are selling pre-installed linux systems for home users (not servers).

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