Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th May 2005 08:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We got in a new loaner from LinuxCertified.com, the brand new LC2210D model: a Centrino 1.80 GHz CPU, 512 MBs of RAM, Intel Extreme gfx card, 40 GB drive and a 14" XGA TFT screen. The laptop comes with the latest Ubuntu installed and sells for $1249. Read more for our review.
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IMO
by yawn on Mon 9th May 2005 14:55 UTC

Us Linux advocates shouldn't be as concerned with getting ACPI/suspend working as we are with getting a good, quality piece of hardware into the hands of poor students.

If its possible to ship a Pentium-M class laptop at around $1000 or an Althon XP-M at around $500, then let's do that and work out the details on how to make the OS perfectly manage the hardware later.

The whole point of using Linux right now is to save the customer money, not the middle man. Unless they add value they already make enough money with the commercial economic model. Linux isn't the best software. Unless you take the bull by the horns and work out the details to give customers full functionality on their hardware at the time of purchase, give them a good deal instead. Hardware, at or near cost.