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Re: [News] iUnika's Cheap, Lightweight and Solar Powered ** LINUX** Netbooks

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____/ Nick Ballard on Sunday 17 May 2009 07:34 : \____

> On Sat, 16 May 2009 14:49:10 +0100, Andrew Halliwell wrote:
>> Chris Ahlstrom <ahlstromc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Terry Porter belched out
>>>  this bit o' wisdom:
>>>> Another Linux only netbook!
>>>> Expect to see many more ...
>>>> begin{quote}
>>>> Finding decent deals on netbooks is easy these days, but the newest
>>>> UMPC from Spanish company iUnika not only comes new, out of the box
>>>> for 30 (under $US180), but also weighs just 680 grams. end{quote}
>>>   http://gizmodo.com/5254846/iunikas-cheap-lightweight-and-solar-
> powered-netbooks
>>> A little underpowered compared to the OLPC <grin>.
>> Depends, MiPS vs x86...
>> And it is cheaper... Quite a lot cheaper. 30 what though? $180 has GOT
>> to me worth more than 30 euros.
> The article said 130.

People could work just fine with those specs a while back. Web surfing,
document editing, etc. Translucency and bloat are nice, but not always a
necessity for making things work. The effect on battery life is important too.

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