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Ubuntu Linux Netbooks: What Dell Can Learn From ZaReason

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workswithu.com: Dell’s new sub-notebook, the Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook, is the latest vote of confidence for Ubuntu Linux in the desktop and mobile markets. I’m genuinely impressed with Dell’s commitment to Ubuntu. But Dell can learn two key lessons from ZaReason, a small PC maker that specializes in Ubuntu systems.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (Linux)

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laptopmag.com: Dell barges into the netbook market with its sleek, configurable, and solid performing Inspiron Mini 9, but it’s not without flaws.

My first Linux laptop is the Asus EeePC netbook

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Dana Blankenhorn: My first Linux laptop is the ASUS EeePC. This is a sweet machine in many ways. But if you’re a touch typist this is going to hurt.

Asus and MSI head to head

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So what we have for this subjective head-to-head is a Win XP-based MSI Wind and a Linux-based eeePC 1000, both sporting 1GB of RAM. The different platforms mean that we could not a perform a true 'apples with apples' comparison, though the fact that both machines are essentially the same.

Also: HP 2133 Mini-Note PC Video Review

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

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