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Re: Summer's first Linux netbook

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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____/ GreyCloud on Friday 29 May 2009 03:50 : \____

Chris Ahlstrom wrote:

   Reports of the Linux netbook's death at the hands of Microsoft have been
   greatly exaggerated. A flood of Linux netbook news will be made next week
   at the Computex trade show in Taiwan, but, after Intel announced the beta
   of Moblin 2, HP has decided not to wait and made an important Linux
   netbook announcement this week.

   HP announced that it was releasing a new netbook, the HP Mini 110, that
   runs Ubuntu Linux 8.04 with HP's easy to use Mi (Mobile internet) desktop
   interface. It will also be available with XP Home, but, for once, the
   Linux powered model looks to be the more compelling buy even if you don't
   care for Linux.

   . . .

   In addition, and this is important, on the XP system your only choice in
   memory is 1GB of RAM. If you go with Linux, though, you can have up to

   Why? Because Microsoft won't let vendors run XP Home, or Windows 7,on
   netbooks with more than 1GB of RAM. This mistake is going to bite
   Microsoft in the rump.

I checked out HPs website on these netbooks with Linux preinstalled.
the cli is disabled.  ???

You can install another distro as an advanced user.

Of course.  But it still makes one wonder why HP would disable the CLI.
You just about have to have the CLI for linux.

"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument."
William G. McAdoo.
American Government official (1863-1941).

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