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Re: [News] Italian Carrier Offers GNU/Linux Laptops

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
High Plains Thumper on Wednesday :
Roy Schestowitz wrote:

$98 Linux Laptop - The HiVision miniNote

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HiVision CO., LTD makes one of the worlds cheapest Linux
laptops at $98 using a new cheaper chipset, WiFi, 1GB flash
storage, it runs Linux, 3 USB ports, Ethernet, SDHC card
reader, audio in and out. Voice-chat, Skype, multi-tabbed
Firefox browser support, Abiword for word processing.
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http://techvideoblog.com/ifa/98-linux-laptop-the-hivision-mininote/


This is truly good news and will help to popularise Linux even
further than the ASUS EeePC and other efforts.  At that price, I
would not mind having something like that to use in motel rooms
during my travels.

<SNIP>

Microsoft U-turn to stop Linux dominating ultra low cost PCs

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By offering Windows XP Home Edition at bargain prices,
Microsoft hopes to secure its place in the ULPC market and
reduce the use of Linux, according to an official at one PC
maker, who asked not to be identified because he was not
authorised to discuss the programme.
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http://www.computerworlduk.com/technology/hardware/laptops/news/index.cfm?newsid=9006

This may be a tough do, as XP is a chunkier operating system
lacking the sparkling performance of Linux with a lightweight GUI.
Then too, one still needs a form of background anti-virus and
personal firewall, which adds burden to the CPU.

Moments ago someone posted this comment in my site:

"I reside in Chiangmai Thailand presently. The computer stores have
stocked four models of notebook from Benq. All run Linux and Benq
have no offerings running Windows."

With greater emphasis on law compliance with copyrights with serious LEO crackdowns on violators, the sound cost effective thing to do is to install a legal OS like Linux. Both vendor and buyer benefit. That is something the Wintrolls cannot grasp.

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HPT
Quando omni flunkus moritati
(If all else fails, play dead)
- "Red" Green

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