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Jolly new cloud computing netbook OS seeks to bring market back to Linux

Jan 26, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M Williams)

"Netbooks are a way of life. Who'd have thought even just two years ago that what punters really wanted was low-cost dinky little laptops? Yet, since the release of the original 7" ASUS Eee just before Christmas 2007 the market has exploded.

"Sure, the desktop market is still pounding down the door for multi-core multi-bit massive-capacity hardware, but the trend to more power hit a surprising roadblock when low-powered netbooks began flying off store shelves.

"Yet, here's the thing: pretty much every netbook has a sucky interface in some way. First, you have the Linux bunch -- the ones that kicked the market off. Each of these, including ASUS' Eee as well as models by other vendors, all shipped with a custom distro"

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