Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2007 21:56 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The Sony UX1XN is quite possibly one of the smallest laptops ever. Think of the smallest laptop you've ever seen, and this will be smaller. Probably. Everything about it is dinky - it's barely bigger than a thick-ish paperback book, yet it packs a full Vista-touting PC inside its diddy dimensions."
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Re:Vista is not good for this
by helf on Thu 15th Mar 2007 00:13 UTC
helf
Member since:
2005-07-06

why does someone have to say 'they should have used linux...' or whatever on every bloody article about a nonlinux device?

as far as vista goes, you are right IMO ;) xp would have been better.

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drynwhyl Member since:
2006-05-14

This isn't a "nonlinux device", dude. It's a small laptop, which you can easily run Linux on, in case the appropriate drivers exist.

You're on a OS news site, dealing with _various_ OSes, not only with different flavours of MS Windows.

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RE: Re:Vista is not good for this
by terog on Thu 15th Mar 2007 15:42 in reply to "Re:Vista is not good for this"
terog Member since:
2007-03-09

"why does someone have to say 'they should have used linux...' or whatever on every bloody article about a nonlinux device?"

If anything this is a nonvista device. I really doesn't make sense to run super bloated OS like Vista on a device like this.

Furthermore, the overall specs are just perfect for Linux and _not_ for Vista. It even has Intel graphics which work very well in Linux with Free drivers.

"as far as vista goes, you are right IMO ;) xp would have been better."

Too bad XP is largely considered as obsolete by hardware manufacturers and MS. So unfortunately we'll just have to live with Vista shoved down our throats now.

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bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

Too bad XP is largely considered as obsolete by hardware manufacturers and MS. So unfortunately we'll just have to live with Vista shoved down our throats now.

Too bad 2K is largely considered as obsolete by hardware manufacturers and MS. So unfortunately we'll just have to live with XP shoved down our throats now.

Too bad 9x is largely considered as obsolete by hardware manufacturers and MS. So unfortunately we'll just have to live with 2K shoved down our throats now.

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bsdnewbieee Member since:
2007-01-24

What are you talking about. Linux is the best OS in this planet. Any device should use Linux (from Embed to desktop to server). It's a huge mistake that Sony take a non-linux OS as their default OS. Damn it.

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