Quick News: Ubuntu, China, and More

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It looks like Dell is going to give Linux another go. This time they have decided to make Ubuntu an option on certain upcoming models.

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AMD is flipping out again about a possible monopoly that may or may not exist between Japanese PC vendors and Intel. AMD claims that NEC, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Sony and Hitachi were all in cahoots with Intel.

Extra! Extra! U.S. Still think China and Russia are too lax with piracy control. THE US Trade Representative issued an annual report sending the two countries to the top of the list.

I know I'm only adding to the publicity, but what exactly is so monumental about iGoogle? There's been press all morning long on it, and as far as I can gather all they did was add an "i" to the name and some customizable widgets.

DISCUSSION

I downloaded Ubuntu yesterday - Oh my god! It's fast, slick and has a wonderful fluid interface and 3D multiple work spaces. It took me less than 1 hour to download it and have it installed and running.

It's everything Windows Vistsa should be, and Ubuntu has more compatible software apps than Vista.

Also, I've never touched anything Linux until yesterday, so for a totale beginner it was very easy. I installed it on my Vaio UX, probably the toughest PC for compatibility - and it worked beautifully.