Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jun 2008 19:35 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems As we all know by now, the Asus Eee PC has been a massive success for Asus. While that's really nice for the men and women working at Asus, us operating system enthusiasts like the device for another reason: it came pre-loaded with something else than Windows, which creates awareness of alternatives among the public, which in turn helps to diversify the operating system marketplace - something we all want. While the new Eee PC can be pre-loaded with Windows, the Linux version is still there. El Reg takes a look at the Linux version of the new Eee PC 901.
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The *Liniche*
by robinh on Tue 17th Jun 2008 19:59 UTC
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I'm waiting on the specs for the acer-one before deciding which of this new kind of device to purchase. The acer could be cheaper, with longer battery and built-in hsdpa. Sub £200 pc with mobile broadband for £15 month extra - that's pretty killer.

Looks like any kind of mass Linux use is going to occur on very cheap or commodity hardware (phones, "free" hardware etc), which I think is a good thing for Linux.

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