[News] Eee PC Has a New Linux Competitor, Review of Eee From PC Magazine

[News] Eee PC Has a New Linux Competitor, Review of Eee From PC Magazine

Post by Roy Schest » Thu, 13 Dec 2007 13:15:52


inux-based Cloudbook could give Asus a run for its money

,----[ Quote ]
| ...available for $400 next month, is equipped with a 1.2GHz Via processor,
| 512MB of RAM, a seven-inch screen, a 30GB hard drive, and a 1.2 megapixel
| camera. The laptop will ship with gOS, the same Linux-based operating system
| that is featured on Everex's gPC.
`----

http://arstechnica.com/journals/linux.ars/2007/12/11/linux-based-everex-cloudbook-laptop-revealed

ASUS Eee PC 4G

,----[ Quote ]
| What you might have missed is that ASUS, a company known for making laptops
| and laptop parts, recently launched its own answer to the XO laptop, the Eee
| PC, a 2-pound ultraportable that's well worth its $400 price, even though it
| has only 4GB of storage and a Linux operating system.
`----

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2209845,00.asp

"...even though it has only 4GB of storage and a Linux operating system."

What is this? "Even though"? Linux? "Only"? How about "non proprietary"
and "cheap"? Irresponsible and biased journalism?

Hands-on with my new Asus eee PC

,----[ Quote ]
| So far, I think it's fantastic. Go get yourself one before they all sell out
| again.
`----

http://www.cnet.com/8301-13846_1-9832416-62.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=NegativeApproach

Asus eee pc 8G Available At Newegg!

http://hehe2.net/linux/eee-pc-8g-at-newegg/


Related from yesterday:

'Cloudbook' UMPC to Run Googleish Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| Everex has confirmed plans to ship a UMPC (ultra-mobile PC) with a 7-inch
| screen, similar to competitor Asus' EEE PC. A source close to the company
| revealed that the deviceodenamed "Cloudbook"ill ship with the Google
| Apps-oriented "gOS" Linux distribution early next year.
`----

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2230808,00.asp


Related:

Microsoft's Big Problem in a Small Box

,----[ Quote ]
| Vista is a big operating system that demands monster graphics and dual-core
| processors. But what if the market pines for a whole lot less?
|
| [...]
|
| The mass move to mobile computing is a destabilizing force and harbinger of
| change. Microsoft's position would be better if Vista didn't demand so much
| when the market wants so little.
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/desktop_mobile/microsofts_big_problem_in_a_small_box.html?kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535
http://tinyurl.com/2sg6xy


Linux is about to take over the low end of PCs

,----[ Quote ]
| Opinion -- Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same
| time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is at such a
| tipping point right now and the result will be millions of Linux-powered PCs
| in users' hands.
|
| [...]
|
| Microsoft will fight this trend tooth and nail. It will cut prices to the
| point where it'll be bleeding ink on some of its product lines. And Windows
| XP is going to stick around much longer than Microsoft ever wanted it to.
| Still, it won't be enough. By attacking from the bottom, where Microsoft can
| no longer successfully compete, Linux will finally cut itself a large slice
| of the desktop market pie.
`----

http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2414535067.html


Where does Linux go from here?

,----[ Quote ]
| Linux and free software are here to stay. No single commercial firm will ever
| control the Linux ecosystem like Microsoft has the rest of the software
| industry. Thou
 
 
 

[News] Eee PC Has a New Linux Competitor, Review of Eee From PC Magazine

Post by Mark Ken » Thu, 13 Dec 2007 17:38:13

Roy Schestowitz < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > espoused:

Mobility is going to be all about linux. Linux is going to be a key
driving force in bringing mobility to the world.

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[News] Eee PC Has a New Linux Competitor, Review of Eee From PC Magazine

Post by Tom Shelto » Fri, 14 Dec 2007 02:05:57


Saw my first Eee PC the other day. Very nice - but it wasn't running
Linux, it was running XP.

--
Tom Shelton
 
 
 

[News] Eee PC Has a New Linux Competitor, Review of Eee From PC Magazine

Post by Roy Schest » Fri, 14 Dec 2007 07:15:17

____/ Tom Shelton on Wednesday 12 December 2007 17:05 : \____


http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Well, now you know how I feel when I see all those boxes with the "XP" sticker
on them. They are all running GNU/Linux and boot with GRUB.

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[News] Eee PC Has a New Linux Competitor, Review of Eee From PC Magazine

Post by Mark Ken » Fri, 14 Dec 2007 18:12:10

Roy Schestowitz < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > espoused:


This guy is already in my troll list, so I wouldn't take what he says
with anything other than a pinch of salt - he's part of the
shilcosystem.

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| Cola faq: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ |
| Cola trolls: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ |
| My (new) blog: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ |
 
 
 

[News] Eee PC Has a New Linux Competitor, Review of Eee From PC Magazine

Post by Tom Shelto » Sat, 15 Dec 2007 05:46:34


What ever Mark... I was only stating the facts.

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Tom Shelton