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10.18.13

GNU/Linux Now Embedded in Many Desktops, Laptops, and Other Devices

Posted in GNU/Linux at 2:37 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: New articles about GNU and Linux in various devices that target the majority of computer users

BASED on an overview of Walmart inventories online [1], owing to the growing popularity of Chromebooks [3] as well as ‘proper’ (full) GNU/Linux on desktops and laptops [3] or Mini PCs [4], the rise of */Linux is very evident.

Other new articles speak of reasons to switch to GNU/Linux [5], the ease of moving to GNU/Linux [6], who GNU/Linux will be suitable for [7], and who’s available for help [8]. It seems like GNU/Linux sure is growing in China [9].

Whichever way one looks at it, GNU/Linux is very mainstream, but the brands GNU and Linux are not always mentioned to the users.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Laptop Computers At Walmart Now Include Lots Of */Linux

    Wow! What a difference a few years make. It was only a few years ago that Walmart sold out of GNU/Linux netbooks and proclaimed buyers returned them… Now Walmart.com lists Linpus GNU/Linux, Chrome OS GNU/Linux, and even Android/Linux notebooks. Some are in the top ten of best-sellers.

  2. Hands-on with the surprisingly nice $279 HP Chromebook 11

    You actually get pretty decent build quality for the price.

  3. Preloaded Linux systems: Weighing the options

    If you need a Linux-based desktop or laptop and don’t have the time or inclination to do the installation yourself, here are some alternatives.

  4. The Utilite Linux Mini PC

    Sometimes we need to test or use another Linux distribution than the one we use to complete our daily tasks and setting up a virtual machine is not always the best solution. Have you heard about the Utilite Linux Mini PC?

  5. 20 Reasons Why You Should Switch To Linux!

    Leading business houses, educational institutions and governmental agencies across the globe are shifting their operating systems to Linux from proprietary. Similarly, they are switching over their application programs from commercial software to open source software.

  6. Easy Ways to Get Going with Linux are on the Rise

    Many of us who run Linux are intimately familiar with loading and configuring our favorite distros, and doing so on all kinds of computers. There is also a certain subset of the Linux community that is inclined to put Linux on older hardware, and some distros cater to this proactively.

    However, there are more and more options for getting Linux preloaded on computers, and more options for affordably running Linux on state-of-the-art hardware. Here is a look at some of the options gaining in popularity.

  7. This article will help you in deciding whether you can use Linux or not

    These are just few use cases that I could think of and I have tried to be as honest as possible to show how well Linux can take care of your usage. Linux has come a long way and now it’s ready for the prime time. The only reason it has not picked up as Windows or Mac is because there is no big company investing money and resources in marketing Linux.

  8. On Linux Install Fest 2013

    Today was that time of the year again when ROSEdu organized the traditional Linux Install Fest. I managed to be there only a couple of hours, enough to get a grasp of the event and do a few things.

  9. Why do so many Chinese bitcoiners use Linux?

    Unlike commercial operating systems such as Windows or Mac OS X, Linux stands alone because of its unique nature. One of the major benefits of using this OS is that it is open source, meaning that the underlying source code may be used, modified, and distributed as its users see fit.

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