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: don't hold much hope
by DRIQ on Thu 21st May 2009 19:37 UTC in reply to "don't hold much hope"
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Have you been living in a cave for the last two years?

I am impressed with the economic achievement, and the technology achievement too.

They have sent men to the space. Making a CPU is not as complex as landing human on the moon.

You sure do not understand the culture. The Chinese always do what the government says. Now they want to make CPU. Trust me, they will get there.

Who wants a MIPS CPU? Again, the Chinese government will make it official. All govt department IT must use Chinese CPU and Open Source software. 1/4 of the world's population is there. Is the market big enough?

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