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Osborne, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 566
Housing Units (2000): 222
Land area (2000): 0.448178 sq. miles (1.160775 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.124563 sq. miles (0.322616 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.572741 sq. miles (1.483391 sq. km)
FIPS code: 57200
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.530892 N, 80.169248 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Osborne, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
Population (2000): 1607
Housing Units (2000): 841
Land area (2000): 1.504533 sq. miles (3.896722 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.504533 sq. miles (3.896722 sq. km)
FIPS code: 53325
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 39.440651 N, 98.697118 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 67473
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Osborne -- U.S. County in Kansas
Population (2000): 4452
Housing Units (2000): 2419
Land area (2000): 892.389043 sq. miles (2311.276912 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.890596 sq. miles (4.896621 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 894.279639 sq. miles (2316.173533 sq. km)
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 39.378782 N, 98.759519 W
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Osborne

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Osborne (electoral district)

Osborne is a former provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1957, and was abolished in 1999.

The riding was located in south-central Winnipeg. When it was abolished, most of its territory was given to the new ridings of Fort Rouge and Lord Roberts.

Osborne (computer retailer)

Osborne was the name of one of the largest and most successful computer wholesalers and resellers in Australia. Started by Stanley Falinsky as the exclusive Australian distributor of the original Osborne 1 "luggable" computer featuring a Z-80 processor and running CP/M as the operating system. The company moved into IBM PC compatibles in the mid-1980s and had great success with both business and government clients.

A number of entities were involved in the complex trading relationship of the brand in Australia. A search of the ASIC names database return 28 entries for "Osborne Computers". Telnet pty Ltd, Peak Pacific, Computer Manufacturing Services Pty Ltd, System Support Services Pty Ltd, Osborne Computers (UK) Ltd, Osborne Computers (NZ)are a few of the other related entities at the time.

In about 1992, the company appointed a John Linton (now deceased) as the new CEO of a combined entity who was determined to double their already substantial market share, largely by massive discounting without reducing the traditional good quality of an Osborne machine. The marketing push was financed by demanding that customers place a 100% deposit and then wait six weeks before picking up their new system, and by buying components on ever more generous credit terms from major suppliers like Micronics and Seagate. For about six months the new policy was remarkably effective: Osborne sales boomed and competitors were unable to match their prices. Osborne were selling well below cost, but their retail losses were made up for by currency fluctuations, in particular the steadily rising value of the Australian dollar against the United States dollar.

Inevitably, the currency movement swung back the other way eventually, and Osborne were placed on credit hold by several of their major suppliers: unable to secure more components until at least some of the previous shipments had been paid for, and unable to ship the promised new computers to the many customers who had long since paid in full for them, Osborne went into Voluntary Administration on 25 June 1995. The notification was passed to the company's employees on 26 June 1995.

Star Dean-Willcocks were appointed Administrators to the company in June 1995, resulting in the sale of the business assets to Gateway 2000 computer company Gateway. As a result of the sale employees received all entitlements and customers who had pre-paid for computers received a new computer from the new Osborne-Gateway company.

In the course of the Voluntary Administration new legal references were created in regards to the ownership of prepaid customer goods in Osborne Computer Corp Pty Ltd v Airroad Distribution Pty Ltd 13 ACLC 1129, 17 ASCR 614

Relaunched at the PC96 show as Osborne Gateway 2000, the company later traded as Gateway 2000 Australia for several years, but were unable to recover Osborne's former dominant position and were unsuccessful in the Australian market. Gateway withdrew from Australia in August 2001.

The trading entity continues to be registered as an Australian company ACN 003 677 272

Osborne (name)

Osborne , along with Osbourne, Osbern, Osborn and Ausburn, is an English name influenced by the Old NorseÁsbjørn. The name means "God Bear". The English Os (see Ós) and the Norse Ás (see Aesir) mean God.

Usage examples of "osborne".

Vernon Edward Osborne, having lost his case on appeal, was given three days to report to Allenwood Federal Penitentiary.

I know the Misses Osborne were excellent critics of a Cashmere shawl, or a pink satin slip.

Here, according to custom, Osborne had recorded on the fly-leaf and in his large clerk-like hand, the dates of his marriage and his wife’s death, and the births and Christian names of his children.

Osborne dissuaded him, assur'd him he had no genius for poetry, and advis'd him to think of nothing beyond the business he was bred to.

Arkady lied and said no, and Osborne ordered a grilled gravlax with dill sauce and pommes frites for himself.

Being a great sleeper, and fond of his bed, it is possible he would have snoozed on until his usual hour of rising in the forenoon, in spite of all the drums, bugles, and bagpipes in the British army, but for an interruption, which did not come from George Osborne, who shared Jos’s quarters with him, and was as usual occupied too much with his own affairs or with grief at parting with his wife, to think of taking leave of his slumbering brother-in-law—it was not George, we say, who interposed between Jos Sedley and sleep, but Captain Dobbin, who came and roused him up, insisting on shaking hands with him before his departure.

Osborne Blatch says that he was striding along jauntily, making believe his umbrella was a malacca cane, when he seemed to hear a voice.

Osborne was a great favourite at the Serene Court, and respected her accordingly, led the way up the stairs to the roof-story, encouraging Miladi and the Herr Major as they achieved the ascent.

Osborne, for so we heard the stout gentleman in the mustachios call her.

Osborne, a prototype of Simon Legree, who was so notoriously cruel that other slave-owners assisted in protecting his victims.

He and Carla had had three children by the time they turned thirty (number four had come less than a year ago), and neither of them had expected to own a summer cottage, not even a modest one like the place on Osborne Road in North Ware, any time soon.

And the proof is, that the major part of the Osborne family, who had not, in fifteen years, been able to get up a hearty regard for Amelia Sedley, became as fond of Miss Swartz in the course of a single evening as the most romantic advocate of friendship at first sight could desire.