Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 22:27 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Hardware, Embedded Systems We already introduced Dell's new laptop wonder, the Z600, to you earlier this week. What makes this laptop special is that it contains a small ARM motherboard which runs a special version of openSUSE Linux, allowing for instant access to basic functionality like checking email, browsing the web, and playing multimedia files. What's news, at least for OSNews, is that research from Dell has shown that people spent 70% of their time in the Linux environment.
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RE: The next step
by Praxis on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 23:57 UTC in reply to "The next step"
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well this laptop is in a whole other ballpark compared to a netbook. Its an expensive business laptop with all the bells and whistles. I don't think there would be much of a market for a business machine that can't run windows software, the linux is just an extra gadget in the end. Its an interesting idea, but I don't really see it as related to the ARM netbook trend that people are predicting

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