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Asus Deploys New Ubuntu Netbooks (Yes, Netbooks)

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is on the verge of releasing a major new operating system. Uncertain what prospects the new platform holds for them, hardware vendors are exhibiting renewed interest in shipping alternative operating systems, such as Linux, on their machines. Is it early 2007 again? Not quite, but it kind of seems that way in light of Asus’s introduction of a new Ubuntu netbook. Here’s the scoop. Yes, Asus is actually calling this machine, the F201E, a “netbook” — for its customers in Germany, at least, which is currently the only market where the device i (IT news)