Asus might have [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3637.html"]lost the netbook war[/URL] to Acer, but it is fighting back as far as the keyboard PC wars are concerned. With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) still a day away in Vegas, the geeky and gadgetry announcements are coming thick and fast. We've already got a taster of the [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/22544/53/"]new AMD Yukon platform[/URL] and now we have the weirdest of wonderful concepts from Asus. The Eee Keyboard PC. OK, hands up, I know that the whole idea of a PC stuffed inside a keyboard casing is not exactly new. Heck I can recall such things from back …

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If you haven't bought that special geek in your life something electronic yet for Christmas, here are 10 ideas for you. They're all Linux-based and are sure to bring a smile to any geek's face. They are in no particular order. [B]1. [URL="http://www.asus.com"]Asus[/URL] Eee PC[/B] - The new Eee PC 1000 boasts long battery life (6+ hours), a large keyboard, screen, 1 GB RAM, 40 GB SSD (Hard Drive) and 20GB of Eee Storage. Under $650USD. [B]2. [URL="http://www.chumby.com"]Chumby[/URL][/B] - I don't exactly know what it is about this thing that makes me want one so badly--but I do. At $179USD, …

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Asus pretty much invented the whole netbook concept as we understand it today with the Eee PC, and for the longest time it sat pretty at the top of the netbook sales charts. The more astute reader might have noticed the past tense here, because Asus no longer rules the netbook roost it would seem. Indeed, according to the latest '[URL="http://www.displaysearch.com/cps/rde/xchg/displaysearch/hs.xsl/quarterly_notebook_pc_shipment_and_forecast_report.asp"]Quarterly Notebook PC Shipment and Forecast Report[/URL]' from DisplaySearch which covers the growth of the portable computing market, things are changing pretty rapidly all round. While other parts of the PC industry prepare for lean times in the face of …

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ASUS announced that their new EEE 900 PC sporting Windows XP (Vista won't run on it) will cost $50 AUD less than its Linux counterpart. I am no economist but I can figure out quickly that a computer that comes with Windows XP Home and Microsoft Works pre-installed is going to be more expensive than a computer with a free operating system. The Linux EEE does come with a larger hard drive (20GB) than the Windows XP version (12GB) but does that offer an explanation of the higher price? If you figure that the larger drive boosts the cost $50 …

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