Linked by h3rman on Thu 21st May 2009 11:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Few hardware vendors have not yet launched their own mini laptop (or, "netbook"). Most brands these days produce their own version of the same hardware, with Intel's i386-compatible Atom cpu's and Windows XP installed on a spinning hard drive or sometimes still a solid state disk. Some Linux models are still sold by some vendors, among whom Asus, which more or less started selling in this OLPC-inspired genre of laptops.
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RE: I don't like it very much
by h3rman on Thu 21st May 2009 19:00 UTC in reply to "I don't like it very much"
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With all due respect, but whatever the limitations might be, it's far from "a piece of crap".
Unlike for instance your linked Alpha 400 laptop the Yeeloong has a decent screen and a good keyboard. It's much faster, has 8x the RAM and a 160 GB hard drive, ships with a fresh kernel, etc.
The feature it has is not the "inability" to run certain software. It's the software makers who decide not to support the given platform. The feature is, 100% open hardware, no blobs.

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