Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 4th Nov 2009 08:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Litl LLC launched today a Linux-based laptop design, named "Webbook". The device comes with a custom simplified interface, it can run third party web apps, and it can operate both in a laptop mode, or by bending backwards the screen, in the "easel TV-like mode". The Webbook can also connect through HDMI to an HDTV, and a remote control is sold separately. The Webbook goes in auto-maintainance mode, when in sleep. The Atom 1.6 Ghz/1 GB RAM device sells for $699. More info here and here. Videos of the UI here.
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RE: Am i getting this straight?
by sbenitezb on Wed 4th Nov 2009 15:20 UTC in reply to "Am i getting this straight?"
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Perhaps they use local caching.

The only "good" thing I find about The Cloud is that as more important it gets, more free wi-fi may be available by cloud companies. In 10 years I hope there won't be more ISPs with ridiculous plans and shitty assimetric connections. And I really really hope mesh networking is the way to go.

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