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    PC makers move closer to a post-Windows world

    The Linux version of the HP Mini 1000 will sell for $379 when it arrives in January. While the laptop itself won’t sink Microsoft, it’s one more example of how powerful PC companies are relying less on Windows, and doing more software themselves. Image: HP
    I imagine this news could cause some chairs to be thrown around in Redmond.

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    Re: HP to offer Linux laptops in Janurary 09

    I heard before they are developing their own Linux Distro. This was a long time ago. Here's the article for it:

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/new...ing_its_own_os

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    i heard they are going to make a custom version of ubuntu
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    Well they refuted the part about it replacing Vista, which is entirely true; it isn't going to replace Vista.
    On the other hand, it's a self-developed distro so it should be of higher quality than the EeePC.
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    Re: HP to offer Linux laptops in Janurary 09

    I hope these machines are good.

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    Re: HP to offer Linux laptops in Janurary 09

    Quote Originally Posted by LaRoza View Post
    I hope these machines are good.
    The forthcoming HP Mini 1000 will have a better CPU than the current HP 2133 but a lower resolution screen.

    Like the HP2133 and all netbooks there will be a Windows Xp option.

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/29/h...1000-hands-on/

    The HP 2133 has been available with Suse for months, since April.

    HP's netbooks are manufactured by Compal Electronics, the same company that builds Dells Mini 9 and the MSI Wind.
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    Re: HP to offer Linux laptops in Janurary 09

    I love HPs...I am currently running 8.10 on my HP desktop. This is great news!

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    Re: HP to offer Linux laptops in Janurary 09

    this is great news, and the fact they may be there, on the display shelves, will give linux more of a profile, and i'm sure if people 'can try before they buy' in stores they will be more likely to make a purchase,
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    Re: HP to offer Linux laptops in Janurary 09

    As Always Nice from HP
    with good performance
    but as Always every body ask
    " Video Card (Nividia,Radeon,...."

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    Re: HP to offer Linux laptops in Janurary 09

    Quote Originally Posted by zmjjmz View Post
    Well they refuted the part about it replacing Vista, which is entirely true; it isn't going to replace Vista.
    On the other hand, it's a self-developed distro so it should be of higher quality than the EeePC.
    Xandros on the EEE was at least partially developed by Asus.

    I do wonder how linux will be able to compete with the next version of windows, which is supposed to be developed with netbooks in mind. At the moment, one of the reasons for OEM's to pick a linux operating system is that the current Microsoft product is too fat to run on netbooks, especially those with small SSD drives. The other option is XP, which is at deaths door, with the threat of constant axing over it.

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