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Re: Dell Latitude Z Review.

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____/ nessuno on Saturday 03 Oct 2009 00:51 : \____

> On Oct 2, 4:06 pm, bbgruff <bbgr...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Makes you wonder just how powerful (or otherwise!) a machine one really
>> needs:-
>> http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/dell-laptop-tries-to-impress...
>> QUOTE:-
>> But the most impressive feature on the Latitude Z may be the ability to
>> check e-mail, calendar and contact information and to browse the Web via an
>> instant-on software package.
>> The software fires up the moment you open the laptop and connects right to a
>> wireless network without Windows.
>> (Under the hood, itâs Linux running on top of an ARM chip on a
>> mini-motherboard that provides this quick access feature. Youâre basically
>> talking about most of the components needed to run an iPhone being hitched
>> to a large battery. So, the computer can run in instant-on mode for days.)
>> Some users Dell surveyed spent 70 percent of their time working in the
>> instant-on mode. Microsoft is sure to take note of that figure. Windows has
>> turned into a clunky cup holder.
> The popularity of the iPhone and other mobile devices that don't use
> Windows is going to help convince people that if it's not Windows it's
> nothing to be afraid of.  The instant on is really a draw.

Tell people that iPhone is UNIX, "kind of like Linux".

iPhone was actually going to run Linux before Jobs rejected the idea.

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