[News] Newer Linux-based Eee Reviewed; Another Low-cost Linux Laptop Makes a Debut

[News] Newer Linux-based Eee Reviewed; Another Low-cost Linux Laptop Makes a Debut

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 27 Apr 2008 10:13:33


sus Eee PC 900 Linux Edition

,----[ Quote ]
| The Eee PC 900 is all about ease of use and portability, so it's churlish to
| grumble about specifications. The little laptop ticks all the right boxes
| when it comes to features and performance. It's probably not going to replace
| your 15in workhouse notebook, but it might well become a favoured second
| laptop to take with you...
`----

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/04/25/review_asus_eee_900/

Wind PC blows in from Turkey

,----[ Quote ]
| The Wind is due to feature Atom, SSD storage options and may well come with
| Windows as well as Linux. Stay tuned.
`----

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/9368/msi_wind_pc_gets_turkish_video_preview/index.html


Recent:

3K Comptuers debuts Linux-based MPC
,----[ Quote ]
| The 3K Longitude 400 weighs under two pounds and sports a seven-inch display.
| It runs off of a 400 MHz 32-bit single core mobile processor, 512 MB of DDR2
| RAM and a 1GB internal flash drive for file storage. The operating system is
| Linux based as well.
`----

http://www.slipperybrick.com/2008/04/3k-comptuers-debuts-linux-based-umpc/


Don't toss that old UMPC, make it a portable Linux device!

,----[ Quote ]
| Instead of selling his original Samsung Q1 UMPC, TaxMan decided to take the
| Linux plunge, something I did with Ubuntu in 2006 with mixed results.
|
| It just goes to show you what a little Googling and elbow grease can do.
| TaxMan has the Gutsy Gibbon release of Ubuntu installed and unlike my failed
| efforts, he has the touchscreen working as well!
`----

http://www.jkontherun.com/2008/04/dont-toss-that.html


MSI Wind to see June launch

,----[ Quote ]
| The Wind will come pre-installed with either Linux or Windows XP operating
| systems and will boast Bluetooth 2.0 and a 1.3-megapixel webcam.
`----

http://news.sky.com/skynews/xml/article/tech/0,,91221-14092,00.html


Mandriva on a Low cost notebook : Kira

,----[ Quote ]
| Many people are talking about the Asus Eee PC : low cost, tiny, and for
| the "geeks", running Linux. Mandriva 2008 Spring is compatible out of the box
| with Asus Eee PC. However a new low cost PC is appearing, done by a spanish
| company : AIRIS KIRA. This notebbok is low cost ( 299 ), and last but no
| least : is running Mandriva Linux !
`----

http://www.linux-wizard.net/index.php?id_blog=202


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

,----[ Quote ]
| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
|
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.
`----

http://www.news.com/Feeling-the-heat-at-Microsoft/2008-1012_3-6232458.html?tag=ne.fd.mnbc


Jisus Laptop: 8.9" Low-cost Laptop For 300EUR; Watch Cool Pictures & a Video

,----[ Quote ]
| Yes, as you see the market of low-cost laptops is very hot. Today we are
| learning about a new low-cost laptop from Netherlands.
|
| [...]
|
| It runs on Ubuntu Linux
`----

http://laptopcom.blogspot.com/2008/04/jisus-laptop-89-low-cost-laptop-for.html


Dutch UMPC runs Ubuntu Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| Dutch integrator Van Der Led (VDL) Designs has announced a clone of the Asus
| Eee PC ultra-mini PC (UMPC) notebook. The WiFi-enabled "Jisus" UMPC is
| equipped with a Chinese-made 1GHz Loongson CPU, has an 8.9-inch display, and
| runs Ubuntu Linux.
`----

http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS3257