Last evening, my friend [URL="http://blogs.zdnet.com/perlow"]Jason Perlow[/URL], IM'd me and told me to go to this [URL="http://download.cnet.com/Presto/3000-2094_4-10910300.html?tag=mncol"]link[/URL] and download a program called [URL="http://www.prestomypc.com"]Presto[/URL]. He had just returned from some "green" IT show in New York City and apparently had seen, or heard about, this Presto thing--a new Linux operating system that works on almost anything--even old laptops. "It boots in seconds," he exclaimed with almost childlike excitement. "What is it?" (My snappy retort) Here's the description given on CNET.com: [INDENT][COLOR="Green"]You are seconds away from productivity with Presto. Start up your computer in seconds. You will be able to instantly start to …

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Netbook's, or mini-laptops as they are known, popularity, low price, portability, and solid state technology make them prime targets for innovation. Companies like Cyberlink, a multi-media software developer, want in. Their PowerCinema Linux, a custom Linux distribution bundling media software including photo, music, video and a DVD player, may be one of several new choices given to Netbook buyers. The small notebook computers already come standard with [URL="http://www.xandros.com"]Xandros[/URL], [URL="http://www.linpus.com"]Linpus[/URL] Lite, or [URL="http://www.savexp.com"]Windows XP[/URL]. The Asus Eee PC and Acer Aspire One are the best-known examples of the Netbook PCs. One of Cyberlink's offerings, [URL="http://www.cyberlinklive.com/"]Cyberlink Live[/URL], allows users to acess and …

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[URL="http://www.xandros.com"]Xandros, Inc.[/URL] announced July 3 that they have acquired the Linspire and Freespire desktop operating systems. This will further enhance their desktop operating system offerings and their "one stop shop" status for all things Linux. The [URL="http://www.cnr.com"]Click'N'Run[/URL] (CNR) software distribution facility was also acquired by Xandros. CNR technology allows users to install software with a single mouse click. Xandros is best known for its mixed-environment BridgeWays management tools and intuitive Linux solutions including SMB and enterprise servers, consumer and business desktops, OEM products, and mission-critical applications. It also provides a broad licensing and indemnity for its cross-platform and interoperability products …

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