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Re: 7" Cherrypal ARM Netbook for $99 US

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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]
>>>> http://www.cherrypal.com/about.php
>>> 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
>> Linux.
> 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.

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