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[News] Another Sealed PC Comes with Linux Preinstalled

  • Subject: [News] Another Sealed PC Comes with Linux Preinstalled
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 04:03:23 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Sealed PC runs Linux

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| The SC240M is capable of fanless operation, and available with Linux 
| pre-installed on flash storage, according to the company. 



New Ideas Corp. Launches Linux Preloaded PC Website C3PC.com

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| New Ideas Corp. announced the immediate availability of their custom-built C3 
| workstations and laptops preloaded with Ubuntu on C3PC.com today.  New Ideas 
| Corp. began selling their custom built PCs regionally in 1997, as a way to 
| provide high quality hardware to business at a lower cost than other builders 
| and resellers.     


Toshiba Italy mulls pre-loaded Linux notebooks

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| Toshiba's Italian channel sales and marketing operation reportedly
| is considering offering pre-loaded Linux in its Tecra, Satellite, Portege, 
| and Qosmio notebook lines, according to a story published online last week 
| in the Il Sole newspaper.


Dude, I'm Getting a Dell...with Linux!

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| Last night, my boyfriend and I customized a Dell Inspiron 530N desktop with 
| Ubuntu version 7.04 pre-installed. You may be wondering, why convert to an 
| open-source platform? We were tired of Microsoft's security issues. Plus, 
| there are still many apps and hardware that aren't compatible with Vista yet, 
| not to mention the cheapest Vista edition you can buy is $199.    


Acer and Ubuntu? What Acer?

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| Naaay. No demand? If so, why is Acer shipping to EMEA (Europe, the Middle 
| East and Africa) at least 11 configurations with Linpus Linux instead of 
| Windows?   


Lenovo to sell laptops with Linux

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| The laptops are slated to go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year and 
| will be sold to Lenovo's business customers as well as to consumers. 


TurboLinux computers now sold by EPSON

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| DELL did it, now it's EPSON's turn to propose computers running Linux 
| as OS, their offer is made of the Endeavor LX7800, a desktop available 
| in BTO with CPUs going from the Celeron to the inevitable Core 2 Duo 
| and the Endeavor LX1000 which is a laptop also available in Build To 
| Order. This one features an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M graphic card and a 
| 15 inches XGA resolution.


Becoming a Linux OEM: A Roadmap

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| System76 has been able to establish itself as a real Linux distributor early 
| on, as it sells both notebooks and desktop machines. Other great examples 
| include  Emperor Linux and Linux Certified, both of which have been doing 
| this a lot longer than System76, though only with notebook-based Linux 
| systems.    


Dell pushes for better Linux drivers

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| Amit Bhutani told a session at the Ubuntu Live 2007 conference that Dell has 
| several "areas of investigation" when it comes to Linux.  


Dell Wants Better ATI Linux Drivers

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| At Ubuntu Live 2007, Amit Bhutani had a session on Ubuntu Linux for Dell 
| Consumer Systems, where he had shared a slide with Dell's "area of 
| investigation", which Amit had said is essentially their Linux road-map. Amit 
| had also stated that the NVIDIA 2D and 3D video drivers were "challenges in 
| platform enablement". Dell wants to offer ATI Linux systems, but first the 
| driver must be improved for the Linux platform (not necessarily open-source, 
| but improved).      


Ubuntu plus Dell equals better support for devices in Linux

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| One of the best things that has happened to Linux enthusisasts the world over 
| is the confluence of two big players one in the Linux arena (Ubuntu aka 
| Canonical) and the other in the PC hardware space (Dell). And the end users 
| have already started reaping the benefits.   


Dell's Small Software Acquisition Has Big Implications

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| So, how does Silverback benefit Dell? It's rather simple: The same way that 
| big outsourcing firms like Electronic Data Systems manage Fortune 500 
| networks, Dell can now remotely manage thousands of individual customer 
| sites.   


Pre-loaded Linux = Increased adoption?

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| "I think Dell pre-loading Linux will have a significant impact on
| Linux adoption, although not necessarily because so many end
| users comfortable with Windows will decide to switch. Rather,
| Dell's involvement will motivate many hardware manufacturers
| to make reliable Linux drivers available, the lack of which
| has significantly retarded the adoption of Linux by many
| individuals and organizations interested in trying out Linux.
| By reducing the barrier of drivers and thereby enabling these
| trials, Linux will start to achieve some momentum, which will
| in turn increase its adoption rate. So, I applaud Dell for
| moving forward on this initiative."


Linux: Driver Support is Key

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| Dell recognizes the importance of open source, GPL-licensed drivers
| which are maintained upstream in kernel.org. They allow users the
| widest choice of Linux distributions, effectively taking the
| specific hardware and distribution out of the decision-making
| process and let you focus on solving your business problems. We
| will work with our hardware partners to develop, test, and
| maintain Free drivers, and continue to make progress towards
| that goal for all drivers.


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