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: Re:Vista is not good for this
by terog on Thu 15th Mar 2007 15:42 UTC 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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terog Member since:
2007-03-09

"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."


Ok, I got your point. And yes, MS stuff have always been shoved down our throats...

But this time it's worse than before, though. We all know that 2k was a huge step up from 9x in many ways. And even if XP wasn't that big of an upgrade, it didn't make things worse either. But Vista is whole different animal altogether - its disadvantages (e.g. drm/wga/activation/bloat) far outweight its possible advantages (IMHO).

But there may be a positive side to this too: hopefully it will make more people and businesses to reconsider whether it makes sense to stay in the MS's boat anymore.

Edit: small clarification

Edited 2007-03-17 02:40

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