Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Aug 2008 12:10 UTC, submitted by judgen
Linux As we all know by now, netbooks are the latest craze in the computing world. Small notebooks, perfect for on the go, and relatively cheap. The interesting thing is that these netbooks are often offered with Linux pre-installed instead of Windows, and this prompts many to believe that it is the netbook niche where Linux will gain its first solid foothold among the general populace. "It does a lot to level the playing field. In fact, Linux looks to be quick out of the gate," said Jay Lyman, analyst with the 451 Group. However - is that really happening?
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hobgoblin
Member since:
2005-07-06

specifically, its exsposing the younger ones.

something like the aspire one is perfect for bringing to class and take notes. its so small that it do not hide the user and do not become to much of a burden, yet loaded with enough software to cope with the days tasks.

only problem i can see is that it cant do itunes (even tho most linux media players can handle the ipod).

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

specifically, its exsposing the younger ones.

something like the aspire one is perfect for bringing to class and take notes. its so small that it do not hide the user and do not become to much of a burden, yet loaded with enough software to cope with the days tasks.

only problem i can see is that it cant do itunes (even tho most linux media players can handle the ipod).


http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT7150747782.html

http://www.forbes.com/2005/03/28/cx_ah_0328tentech.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/03/22/apple_blocks_pymusique/
http://www.pcworld.com/article/120146/pymusique_author_hacks_apples...

... it is an ongoing thing. Information "wants to be free".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_wants_to_be_free

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hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

yet these are not itunes.

that brandname is just as important as the features provided.

hell, its a kind of brandname that microsoft never was able to create on the home desktop (but somewhat managed in the office).

edit: what im trying to say is that when you show up at school and unfold the laptop, and itunes is not your default media player, your not part of the "in" kids...

Edited 2008-08-13 14:09 UTC

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