linuxdevices.com: A Taiwanese electronic system design company has developed an open-source MP3, video, and Karaoke player that runs Linux 2.6.x. Cool-Idea Technology's Cool-Karaoke uses a 400MHz ARM920t processor, includes 4GB of flash and a 320x240 display, and supports customization with a freely downloadable toolchain and source code.
linuxdevices.com: Linux thin client specialist Igel has created a Linux operating system image for a rugged panel PC designed for vehicle-mounted and industrial applications. The Igel-5310 LX Premium Image works with Glacier's Everest PC, available with a 600 MHz Celeron or 1.4GHz Pentium M processor.
kd-signofthetimes.blogspot: I recently purchased an Advent 4211 from PC World. I have no interest in Win-doh's being an Ubuntu convert so my first task would be to install Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS Hardy Heron.
workswithu.com: Dell’s new sub-notebook, the Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook, is the latest vote of confidence for Ubuntu Linux in the desktop and mobile markets. I’m genuinely impressed with Dell’s commitment to Ubuntu. But Dell can learn two key lessons from ZaReason, a small PC maker that specializes in Ubuntu systems.
laptopmag.com: Dell barges into the netbook market with its sleek, configurable, and solid performing Inspiron Mini 9, but it’s not without flaws.
Dana Blankenhorn: My first Linux laptop is the ASUS EeePC. This is a sweet machine in many ways. But if you’re a touch typist this is going to hurt.
So what we have for this subjective head-to-head is a Win XP-based MSI Wind and a Linux-based eeePC 1000, both sporting 1GB of RAM. The different platforms mean that we could not a perform a true 'apples with apples' comparison, though the fact that both machines are essentially the same.
Also: HP 2133 Mini-Note PC Video Review
gizmodo.com: Inside is an Intel Atom Diamondville processor and it has a 1024x600 LED-backlit screen with 4, 8 and 16GB SSD options and about three hours of battery life. Only the Windows XP version is available now for $399, in black or white—the $349 Ubuntu flavor, along with the rest of the six-color rainbow are a few weeks away.
blog.linuxtoday: Dell, ASUS, Acer, and all the other bandwagoning coattail riders are getting all the headlines for selling desktop Linux preinstalls, especially on this new netbook wave. But let's not forget that these bandwagoning coattail-riding party-crashers are very late to the party.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Sources tell me, OK friends actually, that tomorrow, September 4th, is the long-awaited day that Dell will announce the release of its Inspiron 910 mini-laptop. It will come with your choice of (Boo!) Windows XP Home SP3 or (Yea!) Ubuntu 8.04.