Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2012 21:14 UTC, submitted by ingraham
Linux Liuns Torvalds is a finalist for this year's Millenium Technology Prize, prompting Scott Merrill with TechCrunch to do an e-mail interview. Interesting how Torvalds ignores the existence of ultrabooks - the Air is the exact same Intel-designed machine. Curious.
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RE[3]: Comment by galvanash
by AdamW on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 16:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by galvanash"
AdamW
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2005-07-06

"To get under 3 lbs AND retain good battery life AND have a small form factor - well you have to give up some things (like a lot of ports, user replaceable batteries, upgradable ram, removeable media, etc. - although not necessarily all of these)."

The 2010 model year Vaio Z is under 3lbs (just barely, admittedly) and has all those things. And dual RAIDed SSDs (that was a pretty off-the-wall idea, but mine have amazingly not ided yet). And a 1600x900 (or 1920x1080, optionally!) 13" screen.

I'm typing this on one. And I still don't think anyone's made a better laptop, period, even in the last two years. Including the 2011 model year Vaio Z.

The new Samsungs are probably just about as good, though.

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RE[4]: Comment by galvanash
by galvanash on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 16:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by galvanash"
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2006-01-25

Well that does sound interesting... Ill take a look at it, thanks!

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