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[News] Sub-notebooks With ARM Processors Open to GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Sub-notebooks With ARM Processors Open to GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 06:52:34 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Installing Linux On ARM-Based Netbooks?

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| For example, the Augen E-Go. It is a 
| widely touted theory that it is impossible 
| to install Linux on one of these 
| notebooks, replacing the commonly 
| installed Windows CE operating system. The 
| sub-$100 netbooks carry decent specs, 
| including 533MHz ARM processor; 128MB DDR 
| RAM; and a 2GB Flash drive, as well as 
| most expected netbook components (USB, Wi-
| Fi, etc.). I find it hard to believe that 
| a computer with these specs is impossible 
| to hack and install Linux to, but Google 
| searches have been largely unsuccessful in 
| finding proper information. Do any 
| Slashdot readers have experience in 
| installing ARM Linux distros to these 
| cheap netbooks like this? If so, what 
| distros do they recommend?


Will the '$100 laptop' project ever be considered a success?

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| "The creation of the netbook market is 
| largely, and appropriately, credited to 
| OLPC," says Ed McNierney, Chief Technical 
| Officer of OLPC. "We wouldn't have $300 
| netbooks in the consumer market if that 
| push from OLPC hadn't happened.



UN to buy 500,000 OLPC laptops for Palestinian children

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| The computers run the open-source Sugar
| software suite, marking a return to OLPC's
| roots after a flirtation with running
| Windows XP on its emblematic green-and-white
| XO laptops.
| Sugar is now developed by a separate
| organization, Sugar Labs, which also offers
| versions of its Activities software for
| Windows, or on a bootable USB stick running
| on top of a Linux kernel.

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