Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Dec 2009 00:48 UTC, submitted by Yama
Hardware, Embedded Systems We've seen a lot of reports going back and forth about whether or not Linux is doing well in the netbook space. As it turns out, research firm ABI Research as well as Dell say about one third of their machines ship with Linux pre-installed - which is pretty darn impressive.
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Anon
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2006-01-02

Because Windows XP makes a great little O/S to run on a netbook....

Don't run as Admin, turn the FW, don't use IE. Done. Safe from Malware and with the benefit of having access to an absolute plethora of Win32 apps you can stuff around with on the bus. Beats playing with a Xterm session, or being forced to simply 'surf the internet' because lets face it, other than that, there's not a great ecosystem of DECENT applications under Linux.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Because Windows XP makes a great little O/S to run on a netbook....

Don't run as Admin, turn the FW, don't use IE. Done. Safe from Malware and with the benefit of having access to an absolute plethora of Win32 apps you can stuff around with on the bus. Beats playing with a Xterm session, or being forced to simply 'surf the internet' because lets face it, other than that, there's not a great ecosystem of DECENT applications under Linux.


Because Windows XP makes a great little O/S to run on a netbook....

Don't run as Admin, turn the FW, don't use IE. Done. Safe from Malware and with the benefit of having access to an absolute plethora of Win32 apps you can stuff around with on the bus. Beats playing with a Xterm session, or being forced to simply 'surf the internet' because lets face it, other than that, there's not a great ecosystem of DECENT applications under Linux.


... an oft-repeated but never-supported claim.

Some application "features" pages for your enjoyment:

http://why.openoffice.org/

http://userbase.kde.org/Applications/Desktop

http://userbase.kde.org/Applications/Office

http://userbase.kde.org/Applications/Graphics

http://www.koffice.org/krita/

http://userbase.kde.org/Digikam
http://www.digikam.org/drupal/about?q=about/overview
http://www.digikam.org/drupal/about?q=about/features

http://amarok.kde.org/de/node/214

http://userbase.kde.org/Applications/Multimedia

http://userbase.kde.org/Applications/Internet

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/features/

Some fun for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ID2CbtnKk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76twSw5oNss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJnZ49ekdBQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOI0DmGppLw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PamMOKxcYU0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQHG_30PeX4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqWd4fNRy8Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmMdm9liMn4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSwX7WMYCH4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvqj4QA9AHs&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rwsqKLEU6c&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5h7wtkg4Bc

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