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[News] Sub-notebooks: GNU/Linux No Longer Needs Google's Distro

  • Subject: [News] Sub-notebooks: GNU/Linux No Longer Needs Google's Distro
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 14:09:58 +0100
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Android Has Won â Time for Chrome OS to Move Along?

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| Yes Google held a press conference where 
| co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin 
| talked up the Chrome Web Store, but that 
| was pretty much it. Thatâs because while 
| Chrome is still waiting for its day in the 
| sun, Android has taken on a life of its 
| own. By the time the Chrome OS becomes 
| available via devices on store shelves, 
| who knows where Android will be.


What's next for the future of the netbook?

,----[ Quote ]
| New platforms hint at new directions too. 
| ARM's recently-released Cortex A9 processor 
| claims far greater computing power per watt 
| than the Atom, but doesn't offer the x86 
| compatibility required to run Windows. ARM 
| could thus bring Linux-based netbooks back 
| into play, perhaps providing a boost for 
| Google's web-based Chrome OS.



Installing Linux On ARM-Based Netbooks?

,----[ Quote ]
| 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?

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