07.28.08

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Links 28/07/2008: World’s Cheapest Laptop Runs GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Netbooks Coming

Posted in News Roundup at 8:52 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Absolute 12.1.05 and Parted Magic 3.0 have just been released.

  • Linus Torvalds on Linux Distributions

    The freedom of choice that the plethora of Linux distributions offer pretty much guarantees that Linux users will always be able to choose a distribution that suits them best. It’s clear that for a sizable number of Linux uses that choice will be a Linux distribution like Debian, Gentoo, or Slackware.

  • Foxconn, ACPI fail, and leaving money on the table
  • ‘World’s Cheapest Laptop’ Now Available

    The Impulse NPX-9000 laptop has a 7-inch screen and comes with the Linux OS. It has a 400MHz processor, 128M bytes of RAM, 1G byte of flash storage and an optional wireless networking dongle. It includes office productivity software, a Web browser and multimedia software.

  • Videos: Dolphin, Gwenview & More in KDE 4.1

    Kde 4.1 release is getting closer and more video reviews are popping up on the net. If you are not, yet, aware of KDE 4.1 release schedule, the final version is expected to hit by the end of this month, i.e. July. KDE 4.1 is the first feature release for KDE 4.

  • Gentoo Monthly Newsletter: 28 July 2008

    Welcome to the July issue of the Gentoo monthly newsletter!

    As usual, you can discuss any aspect of this issue of the GMN in the corresponding forum thread.

  • Fedora NA – Regional Ambassadors

    One of the things I’ve been working pretty heavily on the past couple weeks is getting more involved in the Fedora Ambassador program. And let’s just say its been a blast. I love the new direction of the North American Ambassador program and am excited to be a part of the newly rejuvenated program.

  • Traveling Success with Linux

    The bottom line is, I was perfectly happy on the road with Linux, it was able to do everything that I needed and a lot more. This was all with the Linux distributions absolutely “stock”, the way they come from their respective web pages, I haven’t downloaded or installed any additional software.

Ubuntu

Comparisons

  • Linux perches its flag over Windows

    Acer is one of the major merchant in the market, dealing with Linux based laptops. The latest offering from Acer is Aspire 3680 series. HP, Lenovo and HCL are other players in the market dealing with Linux. Linux is getting popularity in every sector. It can be an educational sector, a corporate sector or a public sector. Linux is basically acknowledged for its cost effectiveness. Due to the changing needs in business, people are getting more and more attracted towards Linux. In India, Linux based laptops are offered by Xenitis and Intex. Here we are providing some reasons to choose Linux operating system for your computer.

  • Mojave, strength of the Bear, speed of the Puma?

    Either way, some Vista publicity stunt won’t convince me or any serious gamers either. Maybe if Windows 7 allowed me to replace the display manager with XGL and run KDE4.1 natively, I’d consider it, otherwise, no thanks.

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