Asus is preparing to launch a very thin Eee PC netbook that may be sold with a Linux distribution, a teaser on Facebook suggests.Posted on the official Asus Facebook page on Wednesday, the teaser describes the device as "no ordinary netbook", noting that the "super-slim" subnotebook "has a twist".
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Asus has released the source code for the Linux kernel that powers its Eee Pad Transformer Android Honeycomb tablet.The source code was made available from the downloads page of the device's website on Thursday.
Compare these three data points:- Apricot drops Linux netbook because testers found it "too complicated"- MSI sees 4x returns Linux returns compared to XP- Linux and XP Eee PCs see similar return rates
The adoption of desktop Linux is just beginning. Just look at things like mobile devices and laptops like the Eee PC, which are used by average consumers.
Asus has confirmed the existence of the Ebox, a desktop version of the popular Eee PC laptop. Like its notebook counterpart, will be available with either Windows or Linux.
The latest version of Mandriva is a competent and well-implemented desktop release with lots to commend it to those with some Linux know-how.
Xandros, which makes the Windows-like Linux distribution used in ASUS's popular Eee PC sub-laptop, has signed a deal with information-management software maker Viyya Technologies to jointly target portable devices such as laptops and mobile Internet devices.
Newsflash from ASUS - the company is predicting that the XP Home version of the Eee PC will outsell the Linux-based version by 3 to 2. Linux may be "dead president friendly" but it's still a hard sell to consumers.
New Linux and Windows versions of the Eee 900 PC will sport significant enhancements in many areas, but will be more expensive than earlier versions
Windows XP may come to the One Laptop Per Child project as Microsoft ports its operating system to flash-based devices such as Intel's Classmate PC, ASUS Eee PC and the XO laptop. But Microsoft's big motive is to stay relevant in emerging markets where officials are increasingly mulling over Linux-based devices.
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