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Re: More ARM Sub-notebooks Refrences Designs (Linux Only)

On Feb 28, 10:31 am, "Ezekiel" <th...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> On Feb 28, 9:19 am, "Ad Hominem" <Linux_SUX@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> > "High Plains Thumper" <highplainsthum...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> schreef in
> > berichtnews:49a962bb$0$3337$6e1ede2f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> > > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> > >> Freescale Plans Reference Design for Linux ARM Netbooks
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> > >> ,----[ Quote ]
> > >>> When will power-saving and affordable ARM netbooks become
> > >>> available? Freescale Semiconductor has ventured into an
> > >>> advanced standard, albeit with their homegrown i.MX515 chip.
> > >> `----
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> > >>http://www.linux-magazine.com/online/news/freescale_plans_reference_d...
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> > > Actually I consider this a wonderful development; use of cost
> > > effective ARM processor for netbook applications, breaking the
> > > Intel/Microsoft mould.
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> > > There needs to be more competition in the market place with other
> > > processors and operating systems. If they can drop the prices to
> > > below $200 US (70 GBP), I believe they will have a winner.
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> > > People want value, stability, a useful appliance. Linux coupled
> > > with cost effective hardware can provide that.
>
> --- "Desktop computers in the home and office is a fad. "
>
> To me this ridiculous statement nullifies any valid point you may have had.
> Yeah... computers are a "fad" - just like television and radio is also a fad.

Computers are not a fad.  Expensive overpowered desktop computers that
suck 300 watts, need constant attention, and leak all your personal
information to the world are a fad.

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