Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Nov 2005 21:42 UTC
Morphos "Genesi is pleased to announce the development of the 4U2 sub-laptop based on the EFIKA 5K2 reference design and the Freescale MPC5200B. The 4U2 will be produced in Asia and be available in Q2 2006. The 4U2 board can be deployed in a variety of configurations and uses and includes both mobile and WIFI wireless capability." More here. The price will be $299 (EUR 255), but may drop if demand is great enough.
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price, usability
by on Wed 30th Nov 2005 02:05 UTC

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I do not think that there is any reason to think that it should be expensive. In addition, what is "I need to use XP to do some serious work". Is there anyone serious thinking that "serious work" cannot be done by GNU/Linux? Please do some effort to learn more about open hardware, configurability abd felxibility of platforms such as ppc. It will be very much obvious why it is very important. I recommend strongly to check and



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RE: price, usability
by ronaldst on Wed 30th Nov 2005 03:14 in reply to "price, usability"
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I said I NEED XP TO do serious work.

Please do some effort on your part to read carefully before humiliating yourself.

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RE[2]: price, usability
by joelito_pr on Wed 30th Nov 2005 03:53 in reply to "RE: price, usability"
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Can you explain what serious work you must do that can't use any other OS?

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RE: price, usability
by on Wed 30th Nov 2005 22:17 in reply to "price, usability"
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> Is there anyone serious thinking that "serious work"
> cannot be done by GNU/Linux?


That's the main reason I opted for a PC laptop instead of the iBook I really wanted. Sure, EaglePCB works on Mac, Linux, and some people clain to have got an old Orcad version running on Wine for Linux. I couldn't get mine working in Wine, and those that did said you can't use the help system or it will crash. EaglePCB looks like it's good for hobbyists and lower-end professionals, but for some things it's not up to the task. The GPLed PCB tool also has too many limitations for my needs (grid resolution not fine enough for starters), and I was hoping to find it useful.

Perhaps someday either of those will meet my particular needs, but for the moment they don't.

Another thing I'd like to run on my laptop requires an x86 CPU, there is no equivalent for Mac or Linux-PPC. It's a small niche-market system simulator that I'd like to use so my software development tasks for the system emulated can be easily portable instead of being tied to my desk.

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