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Lenovo To Sell Linux Laptops
Written by Dsio   
Tuesday, 07 August 2007 09:05
From Slashdot:
 "Lenovo has announced that they will begin selling T-series ThinkPads with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 pre-installed beginning sometime during the fourth quarter. In addition to supplying the hardware support, Lenovo will also handle OS support for ThinkPad customers, with Novell providing software updates....."

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Startup Locks Down Mobile Linux
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 27 July 2007 12:49

Startup Locks Down Mobile Linux
— Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading

JULY 26, 2007 | A Linux startup today will officially launch a new, secure version of its operating system for mobile phones.
A la Mobile's Convergent Linux Platform (CLP) comes with anti-malware, device-level tamper protection, application sandboxing, and encrypted file system features.
"One of the unique things we're doing is [adding] a root of trust in the device, so that every piece of software must be verified before it executes," says Dirk Sigurdson, senior software engineer at a la Mobile.
While Symbian and Windows today dominate the mobile handset market, Linux is emerging as an alternative: According to ABI Research , around 204 million mobile phones will run on Linux by 2010.... More

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The key to getting more Windows users to switch to Linux
Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 21 June 2007 22:37

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at ZDNet comments:

Over the weekend I came to the conclusion that the reason why more Windows users aren’t switching to Linux is the shortage of good information out there on the web for Linux newbies.  If there are sites hosting good information out there, they sure aren’t appearing on the first couple of Google results pages.

Microsft Genuine Advantage Tool Validates Ubuntu Linux As "Genuine Windows"
Written by Dsio   
Monday, 18 June 2007 03:54

Over on the Ubuntu forums, a Linux user by the name of Mig5 paid a visit to the Microsoft Windows Update website, in an attempt to download "Windows Defender" from Microsoft, which requires users to go through the Windows Genuine Advantage authentication system to ensure that pirates are denied access to it.

 He used IE4Linux to get the site to play ball, and after that, used Wine to emulate the Microsoft Validation tool.  To everyone's surprise, the tool simply spat out a valid code, which when entered in the Microsoft website, promptly presented him with a download button for the Windows Defender.

 A video of Mig5's "Linux Genuine Advantage" job on the Microsoft website can be downloaded at here

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Dell Linux PCs go on sale Thursday
Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 24 May 2007 09:58

DellFrom CNet:

Dell said on Wednesday night it will begin selling three models of PCs with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled on Thursday. 

Why you can't give desktop Linux away
Written by Samuknow   
Wednesday, 23 May 2007 07:21

Five crucial things the Linux community doesn’t understand about the average computer user

 Why is it that the average computer user still chooses to spend hundreds of dollars on Windows or Mac when there are countless Linux alternatives that they could download, install and make use of completely free of charge?

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