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Netbook? MID? Is This PC Category for Real?

Jun 06, 2008, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"A portable computer priced way lower than the competition makes headlines with its small screen and bundled applications for instant productivity.

"Sounds like a great marketing plan for the latest generation of Netbook and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). But if it seems familiar to long-time techies, it should; it's the same plan that worked in the early 1980s when Osborne and KayPro launched the first portable computers (albeit 'portable' in those days meant 20-plus pounds)..."

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