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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New Blood
by fretinator on Thu 21st May 2009 14:06 UTC
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I hope many of these non-X86 devices come out - ARM, MIPS, etc. It reminds me of the "good old days" of computing for me - Amiga, Apple, TI99/4A, Commodore, Atari... oh and that IBM one also. I liked the computer wars. It's too boring waiting for the "big 2" to come out with something new.

Also, I hope we can get past applicaions like Flash, etc, that lock us whatever platforms they choose to support. Free as in Freedom software brings back choices to the user, as well as the system creators!

Thanks for the well-done review!

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