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[News] 3K's Sub-$300 Ultra-mobile PC Runs GNU/Linux

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3K introduces $299 ultra-portable laptop

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| The Linux-based operating system is supported by a shock-resistant 4GB 
| solid-state drive. 
| The open source Office Suite opens most Microsoft files and includes an email 
| client and a PDF reader as well as the Mozilla Firefox browser. 



Linux-based diskless notebook costs under $300

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| A British Columbia-based startup called InkMedia announced an under-$300 
| notebook that runs embedded Linux. Based on a Via chip, the Ink Mobile 
| Computer (Ink MC) depends on flash-based storage and offers an 8.6-inch SVGA 
| display, four USB slots, Ethernet, and WiFi.   


Spanish low-cost notebook including OpenOffice.org

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| According to this Spanish article, yet another low-cost notebook including a 
| Fedora-based Linux distro as well as OpenOffice.org will be sold for about 
| 300 Euro.  


Notebooks. With Linux. Pre-installed.

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| Here's a very short list of vendors who sell Linux notebooks. In no 
| particular order, here are five: 
| # RedSeven PCs
| # Emperor Linux
| # Linux Certified
| # R-Cubed Technologies
| # System 76
| # Oh, and here's a sixth, Dell Computers


Dutch UMPC runs Ubuntu Linux

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| Dutch integrator Van Der Led (VDL) Designs has announced a clone of the Asus 
| Eee PC ultra-mini PC (UMPC) notebook. The WiFi-enabled "Jisus" UMPC is 
| equipped with a Chinese-made 1GHz Loongson CPU, has an 8.9-inch display, and 
| runs Ubuntu Linux.   


PC Makers Race to Market With Low-Cost 'Netbooks'

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| The University of Chicago undergraduate recently bought an Eee PC, a low-end 
| laptop from Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. that starts at $299. The device 
| has a small screen, a cramped keyboard, no hard drive and was introduced with 
| Linux rather than Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system -- and Asustek 
| can't make enough of them.    


ZaReason's MegaLap is a desktop replacement with an Ubuntu twist

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| MegaLap, a notebook computer from ZaReason, a company that builds and sells 
| computer systems that run Ubuntu, is bound to give its owner bragging rights 
| at any LAN party, especially with how loud the system can get. It has the 
| hallmarks of on-the-go computing, while performing comparably to a desktop 
| gaming system.    

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