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UMPC bridges MID, netbook formats

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| UMID is readying a MID-like ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) for the Korean market that 
| runs Linux. The UMID Mbook is equipped with an Intel Atom processor, a 
| 4.8-inch, 1024 x 600 touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth, 1.3-megapixel camera, and 
| a HSDPA 3G cellular modem, says the company.   



Details flow on Linux-based Porient H12 UMPC

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| Remember that Linux-infused H9 UMPC we spotted last year? Have a look at its
| proper successor, the Porient H12. The handheld packs a 4.8-inch 800 x 480
| resolution display, a 520MHz Intel XScale PXA270 CPU, 2GB of flash storage,
| an SD / MMC card slot, 802.11b/g WiFi, GPS and DAB / DVB-H / DVB-T tuners.


Dell, Intel give users what they want: to turn Windows off

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| If you use only the Latitude ON system, battery life lasts not hours but
| days, according to Dell.
| ON is expected to hit in two months for just some of Dell's laptops.
| From a Microsoft perspective, Latitude ON represents a debacle comparable to
| the UMPC disaster. Microsoft led a big push to drive sales of Vista-based
| Ultra-Mobile PCs, all of which failed catastrophically in the market,
| rejected by users in favor of first Linux-, then XP-based subnotebooks.
| Now, it's happening again. Remember Windows Vista Sideshow? The feature was
| part of a broader effort by Microsoft to provide basic functionality on
| laptops while the main Windows OS was in sleep mode. A tiny screen on the lid
| would display the UI. Obviously that failed, and now partner Dell is
| delivering roughly similar but vastly superior functionality using Linux and
| other non-Microsoft software.



Otellini: 'MID revolution will be centred round Linux'

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| Intel CEO says Microsoft's insistence on pushing Vista will hand market to
| open source rival
| Intel's CEO has said that he sees the revolution that is about to happen
| around mobile internet devices (MID) such as the Eee PC and other Atom-based
| sub-notebooks will be "centred round Linux", in an interview with Associated
| Press.


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.


Linux success on UMPCs nudges Microsoft’s XP strategy

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| To that point, Ubuntu is releasing a UMPC-only version of Ubuntu 8.04 called
| Ubuntu Netbook Remix for Intel Atom-based netbooks and UMPCs. Because many
| current users of Linux-powered UMPCs may not even know they’re using open
| source, the hope is that more obvious “branding” will result in more people
| willing to run Linux on their primary PCs.


The year of the Linux … Mini Laptop!

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| Linux is making great strides in the consumer market lately. Although there
| had been forays by different companies before, when Dell came out with their
| Linux line, it was clear that Linux for the general consumer had arrived.
| Since then, other companies have followed suit, like Lenovo, and even
| Wallmart. But there is one product that seems to have really accelerated this
| trend and has managed to open a whole new class of products. This is the
| little tiny Linux laptop named the Eee PC.

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