Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 17:51 UTC
Windows

Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $189. The software giant is also partnering with the BBC, LEGO, NASA, PBS, and Pearson to bring a variety of Mixed Reality and video curricula to schools.

Lenovo has created a $189 100e laptop. It’s based on Intel’s Celeron Apollo Lake chips, so it’s a low-cost netbook essentially, designed for schools. Lenovo is also introducing its 300e, a 2-in-1 laptop with pen support, priced at $279. The new Lenovo devices are joined by two from JP, with a Windows Hello laptop priced at $199 and a pen and touch device at $299. All four laptops will be targeted towards education, designed to convince schools not to switch to Chromebooks.

I'm not sure if these wil persuade schools away from Chromebooks, but assuming non-education customers can get them as well, they may be great little machines for running secondary operating systems on.

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Linux?
by filmamigo on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 00:33 UTC
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2010-01-12

I hope folks have better luck putting Linux on a Lenovo 100e than I have had on a Lenovo 100s.

All I wanted was a super light writing machine - the little Lenovo totally fit the need, and for $170 Canadian was priced right. I wanted something with more utility than an Alphasmart, and more portable than an off-lease laptop.

I’m making due with the included Windows 10 but would rather be running Ubuntu...

Edited 2018-01-23 00:34 UTC

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RE: Linux?
by unclefester on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 03:20 in reply to "Linux?"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

The 100S was the spawn of Satan. I bought one to run Linux. Then I discovered to locked bootloader. So no possibility to run Linux.

Just after the warranty expired it shat itself during an upgrade and got stuck in an an infinite loop during boot up.

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RE[2]: Linux?
by dionicio on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 18:43 in reply to "RE: Linux?"
dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

Refresh UEFI. From here Rescue disk: check memory, check disk health. If problem on the stack, all should go smooth from here (on Windows, of course).

These things are intended to be Windows locked! Quite a bet, yours.

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