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UMPCs and Linux: Made for Each Other, and Coming Soon

Jul 13, 2008, 20:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Who knew that the biggest desktop Linux show of 2008 would turn out to be the June Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan, where the next generation of Linux desktop hardware was put on display? In fact, Linux was at the heart of no fewer than four different ultra mobile PCs (UMPC).

"At the show, Intel introduced the next two members of its Diamondville Atom processor family. The first to arrive was the N270, which is meant for what Intel calls Netbooks and the rest of the world calls UMPC. The other Diamondville processor, the N230, is meant for mobile Internet devices (MID). Both chips are meant for lightweight (under four pounds) portable computers with battery lives of three hours and up..."

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