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New Linux Moblin netbooks to be announced at IDF

Sep 22, 2009, 17:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nancy Gohring)

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"Leaders at the first Linuxcon Conference in Portland, Oregon, hinted at an announcement to come this week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco that they say will reassert Linux's initial momentum in the netbook market.

""You're going to see this week interesting new netbooks coming out that are killer. They have the cool factor and they're priced right," said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation.

"He believes that within a year, "no one will buy hardware or software." Laptops will be free with a wireless service contract. Only free software like Linux can support that model, he said. "Microsoft's economics don't fit into that at all," he said."

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