[News] [Linux] Yet Another Linux-based Ultra-mobile PC Makes Its Debut

[News] [Linux] Yet Another Linux-based Ultra-mobile PC Makes Its Debut

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 19:45:38


UMPC News : EB presents Menlow-based UMPC platform.

,----[ Quote ]
| The device will run Linux (presumably one of the distributions that
| comes out of the Intel MIDIA project) and will contain advanced
| communication hardware such as Mobile WiMax and HSDPA. GPS will
| also be thrown in. It has a 4.8" 'high resolution' screen.
`----

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

About half a dozen Linux-based UMPCs have made their first appearance in the
past few months. Linux is said to be the future for such miniature gadgets
and Ubuntu will join the bandwagon in October.


Related:

UMPCs Take Different Tacks

,----[ Quote ]
| Overall, the PepperPad represents a solid, Linux-based portable platform
| especially for applications that will require text input. For this, it does
| much better than most other UMPCs I've had my hands on.
`----

http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Intel praised for backing mobile Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| According to Gartner, the chip giant's switch to Linux for mobile
| internet devices moves the personal device argument away from
| Windows and platform discussions towards web technology.
`----

http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Intel ditches Vista for its mid-range UMPCs

,----[ Quote ]
| As if it wasn't hard enough for Microsoft, and hardware manufacturers
| to convince consumers that we need another portable device, the choice
| has now become a bit harder because Intel is going to choose to sell
| its mid-range machines with Linux, instead of Windows Vista.
`----

http://www.yqcomputer.com/


PepperPad pleases pair of publishers

,----[ Quote ]
| Pepper Computing's Linux-powered, x86-compatible PepperPad 3
| continues to rack up rave reviews. CarryPad.com publisher Steve
| Paine calls the device a "hackable gem of a mobile PC," while
| Pocketables.net publisher Jenn K. Lee devotes nearly 3,000 words
| to "delightful stuff" about the product.
`----

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

[News] [Linux] Yet Another Linux-based Ultra-mobile PC Makes Its Debut

Post by John Bail » Mon, 11 Jun 2007 04:47:59


Unless they sell it for $50 the UMPCs are basically cremated by newer small
portables like the eee from ASUS.


--
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

[News] [Linux] Yet Another Linux-based Ultra-mobile PC Makes Its Debut

Post by Roy Schest » Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:35:26

__/ [ John Bailo ] on Saturday 09 June 2007 20:47 \__



This could be an example of a great design at ineption stages, which lags
behind by the time it's done. Foleo is a good fit here. Either way, remember
that it's not about the software, but about manufacturing costs (hardware).
Their choice os Linux is very telling.

--
~~ Enjoying summertime

Roy S. Schestowitz | Run a Linux server, sit on your hands all day
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ | Free as in Free Beer PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
Load average (/proc/loadavg): 0.25 0.85 0.96 1/124 19225
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ - semantic search engine project initiative