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____/ High Plains Thumper on Saturday 19 Dec 2009 04:22 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Chris Ahlstrom on Friday:
>>> High Plains Thumper pulled:
>>>> At least for now, an ARM netbook is available at under $100 US by
>>>> a Hong Kong based company. It seems to show a lot of promise.
>>>> [quote] Cherrypal 7" Africa mini-laptop (small, slow, sufficient)
>>>> [C101] $99.00
>>>> The 7" Cherrypal was designed with developing countries in mind.
>>>> The Africa is powered with an 400 MHz processor, 256 MB DDR / 2
>>>> GB NAND-flash and runs Linux (GMo) or Windows CE. [/quote]
>>> The logo is, uh, intriguing.
>>> The products page mentions only Windows, though. The desktop does
>>> bundle some open-source.
>> CE does not run any useful applications. It's easy competition for
> I agree that Windows CE would not be useful. The Open Order page shows
> Linux and Windows CE. If it comes with both, I'd load the Linux of
> course. ARM processor has full Linux support which is nice.
Debian ought to have **massive** repos for ARM. All free.
> Shipping is Air Express, $18 US. I was going to place an order, but
> when I got to the credit card input, I noticed no secure mode enabled.
> They'll have to do something about that before I go through with an order.
> May be there will be a distro through another source that is secure.
~~ Best of wishes
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combat. -- Eric Idle
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