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June 16, 2009 by

Netpal netbook: consumers only

I've spent the last day and half immersed in Intel's Classmate PC Eco System Summit, talking to Intel developers, folks from Microsoft and Canonical, local OEMs handling Classmate sales and distribution, and hardware and software vendors developing for the Classmate platform. Scanning Google News tonight, however, I came across a headline claiming "Disney, Asus bring Netpal Netbooks to kids.

April 14, 2009 by

Canonical hits back at Microsoft in netbook spat

Canonical, the company that sponsors the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has attacked a Microsoft blogger's claims about why Windows netbooks outsell their Linux counterparts.On 3 April, Brandon LeBlanc wrote on the Windows Experience Blog that, in the United States in February, 96 percent of netbooks sold had Windows as the preinstalled operating system.

August 5, 2008 by

IBM, Ubuntu, Novell and Red Hat gang up on Vista

The Linux computing crowd smells blood and wants to make a run at Microsoft's Vista operating system.Coinciding with LinuxWorld, IBM, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, Novell and Red Hat issued a joint statement promising "Microsoft free" desktops across the globe.


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