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Re: [News] Asus Eee Sub-notebooks with GNU/Linux Shipped for $180

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____/ Terry Porter on Saturday 28 March 2009 21:47 : \____

> Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Terry Porter belched out
>>   this bit o' wisdom:
>>> 4GB of SSD is plenty for a lightweight, wifi enabled Linux netbook,
>>> as is 512MB ram. The LCD is 1024x700 with a Intel video chipset which it
>>> 100% Linux friendly.
>> 1 Gb of SSD and 256 Mb or RAM is quite adequate for the OLPC XO. The LCD
>> is 1200x900 and works pretty well.
> I love your XO posts, it's an amazing device by all accounts.
>>> Mine is one of my most useful tools.
>> I use my XO mostly for reading and access this server right now.  But it
>> is useful for editing and building code on the rare occasions away from
>> home. It's a bit nicer than lugging around the big DELL lap-roaster
>> <grin>.
> The old laptop roasters are so *yesterday* dude! :)
> We have a hacker in our local Linux User Group. I've watched him take *one*
> look at a page projection of code on the screen, and type it all into his
> handheld without looking again.
> Scary!
> What's his computing device ?
> Well he has two, one is a Nokia Linux N800 he keeps in his pocket, but the
> one he types on is a Sony Vaio, an ancient but nice and compact device with
> a 200Mhz P2 CPU, and 128Mb ram running a 2.6 Linux kernel.

Arbitrary question: is it just me, or do people open a file manager less and
less as time goes by? (because of the Web browser)

The way we all use computers is changing a lot over time.

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