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Re: Linux on the Origami Ultra-Mobile PC?

__/ [ Jerry McBride ] on Friday 17 March 2006 23:30 \__

> Ray Ingles wrote:
>> On 2006-03-17, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> This didn't take long.
>>> http://www.umpcorigami.com/news/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4
>>>                 (Pictures in the article)
>>  At least the bottom picture appears to be faked. Here's what appears to
>> be the original:
>>  http://www.engadget.com/2006/02/24/microsofts-origami-project/
>>  That being said, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the first OS to boot
>> on the hardware was Linux. Since it scales so well and be so easily
>> tweaked, hardware manufacturers use it extensively for prototypes. But I
>> rather suspect this article is a prank.
> Shame... I would have bought one.

I saw it in some reliable sites yesterday, so I have a good reason to suspect
it was not a prank. Needless to mention, the source I originally cited was
not prominent enough to be convincing.

Best wishes,


PS - Why would it be so hard to boot Linux on the Samsung Origami anyway? Why
would it not be believable? [rhetoric]

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