"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
"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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