Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2012 21:14 UTC, submitted by ingraham
Linux Liuns Torvalds is a finalist for this year's Millenium Technology Prize, prompting Scott Merrill with TechCrunch to do an e-mail interview. Interesting how Torvalds ignores the existence of ultrabooks - the Air is the exact same Intel-designed machine. Curious.
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RE[3]: Comment by galvanash
by AdamW on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 16:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by galvanash"
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The X was very much the MBA-before-the-MBA, but the Atom and the price tag killed it pretty dead. Really awesome technology, though. Sony does a lot of crazy stuff with its high end / niche laptops, though its low-end / mass market ones are fairly crappy usually. They were way, way ahead of netbooks too, with the old Picturebook series (I owned a couple of those).

If you can get a 2010 Z off eBay for a decent price it's still a really good thing to get, though I imagine some of the SSDs may start failing in a year or two. They're replacable, but it's a bit finicky as they're 1.8" drives, and not a lot of people make those any more. If an MBA isn't enough system for you, I think one of the new Samsung Series 9 systems might be the best thing around at current retail. The current model Vaio Z is interesting, but lacks an optical drive and a good internal graphics card, the bezel is somewhat larger than the 2010 one, and the keyboard isn't as good as the 2010 one.

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