Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 16:07 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux We already discussed David Finch, Dell's senior product marketing manager for Linux clients, last week. We missed, however, some more interesting statements by Finch; Dell is looking into the ARM-based netbook smartbook market, and close to a third of all of Dell's netbooks ship with Linux.
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RE[2]: I do not really get this
by midoriconcept on Mon 17th Aug 2009 18:09 UTC in reply to "RE: I do not really get this"
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Well the argument about HD size is not really convincing. 8 gigs is very very low. Os would take a couple of gigs, and I may want to load some music and a couple of movies when I take a plane... So 8 gigs is just too low, less than an iPod!

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dragSidious Member since:

The internet is there for a reason.

At work I listen to music all day long and I don't have a single song on a harddrive or removable device.

etc etc.

I also have a streaming server for my private use using Icecast2 from home.

How does your 500GB/s drive compare to the internet?! I'd have to carry around a 5-6TB/s of drive space to get the same selection that I can get from a few sites on the internet.

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darknexus Member since:

It's good that a small SSD works for you, I was just pointing out why it would not work for me and for quite a few others. Some of us like to have most of our data with us, so it's available even when an internet connection is not.

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reflect Member since:

Actually, I'm quite the proponent of lossless audio.. which makes all of your sites kind of.. well, less interesting.

I have some 2000 songs on disk (from my albums) and that amounts to 60GB (FLAC made from, unfortunately, CDs). So, for your statement of needing 5-6TB.. I don't believe you. I think you're talking about something that isn't lossless, something that saves space.

Unless my math is wrong, you'd need ~30.000 songs of lossless quality to cover just a single TB - and I don't know about most of your services there, but they're not all lossless.


Quantity is nice and all, but most things out there isn't interesting to any one listener. YOU are just interested in the things you like, so the majority of songs/groups are just.. well, filling. Something nice to have.

Edited 2009-08-17 22:33 UTC

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Tuishimi Member since:

The internet is inaccessible at 30,000 feet. You can run your laptop, but no networking is allowed (at least not when I fly JetBlue).

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jabbotts Member since:

You can probably stuff a 16 gig SD beside the hard drive or carry a couple of them. USB removable media would also be an option though more external. I'd rather go full notebook for more than music playback (N810 does that very nicely) but I could make it work with 8 gig internal and an SD slot.

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B12 Simon Member since:

I agree completely. I'm nowhere near filling the 160GB hard drive on my netbook but I've way more than 8GB.

SSD is a technology whose time is coming but bigger drives need to be cheaper before it's useful to me, even in a netbook.

OF course YMMV

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