Linux on the Origami Ultra-Mobile PC?

Linux on the Origami Ultra-Mobile PC?

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 18 Mar 2006 19:19:00


This didn't take long.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
(Pictures in the article)
 
 
 

Linux on the Origami Ultra-Mobile PC?

Post by Ray Ingle » Sat, 18 Mar 2006 21:27:34


At least the bottom picture appears to be faked. Here's what appears to
be the original:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

That being said, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the first OS to boot
on the hardware was Linux. Since it scales so well and be so easily
tweaked, hardware manufacturers use it extensively for prototypes. But I
rather suspect this article is a prank.

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Linux on the Origami Ultra-Mobile PC?

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 18 Mar 2006 21:44:05

__/ [ Ray Ingles ] on Friday 17 March 2006 12:27 \__



For what it's worth, here's the Origami running a KDE-based distribution:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ *** t/images/linux-origami.jpg

A 2-minute job in the GIMP
 
 
 

Linux on the Origami Ultra-Mobile PC?

Post by Jerry McBr » Sun, 19 Mar 2006 08:30:34


Shame... I would have bought one.


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Linux on the Origami Ultra-Mobile PC?

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 19 Mar 2006 13:14:38

__/ [ Jerry McBride ] on Friday 17 March 2006 23:30 \__





I saw it in some reliable sites yesterday, so I have a good reason to suspect
it was not a prank. Needless to mention, the source I originally cited was
not prominent enough to be convincing.

Best wishes,

Roy

PS - Why would it be so hard to boot Linux on the Samsung Origami anyway? Why
would it not be believable? [rhetoric]

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Linux on the Origami Ultra-Mobile PC?

Post by Mark Ken » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 01:21:36

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Roy Schestowitz < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > espoused:



Samsung will realise that there's money to be made selling it for 00
cheaper without an OS, or sporting just Linux. With its GPS, bluetooth
& wifi, it will make a good telephony terminal, assuming that there's
adequate audio capability on it.

This would also be good for schools, I think, running a free OS.

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Linux on the Origami Ultra-Mobile PC?

Post by Roy Schest » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 01:47:59

__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Wednesday 22 March 2006 16:21 \__



http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Something as such was recently unveiled at CeBit, but it was /far/ lighter
(no need for a 'man's purse') and /far/ cheaper.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Even if Samsung made the expensive beast Penguin-driven, they would have some
tough competition. Dimensions and productions cost would not work in their
advantage. Just imagine that I gave up on laptops due to PDA's. _Pragmatism_
is key, not size and level brightness (battery drain).

Best wishes,

Roy

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Linux on the Origami Ultra-Mobile PC?

Post by Mark Ken » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 16:14:32

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Roy Schestowitz < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > espoused:



Very interesting - I've got a Motorola V680(?) which is Linux based, has
bluetooth, GPRS (but I've had trouble using it to get a data link to an
external device), a GPS receiver and mapping software. It's a great
phone, but this one from the Swiss folks looks better, as it's got wifi
as well...

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