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$98 Linux laptop makes Netbooks look pricey

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| There is a catch, though. The 400MHz processor is based on the MIPS
| architecture, meaning it's unlikely to be able to run Windows or any x86
| programs. But if it's based on the Loongson chip, there is a chance it might
| simulate the x86 environment. However, this would mean a serious performance
| hit as well.
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10038054-1.html

Try running Windows on *that* (MIPS).

Netbooks, Chrome and the future of computing

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| The operating system, in the case of both the browser and the netbook,
| becomes meaningless.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=2877

At the end, all that the average person needs is Web applications and editing
tools.


Recent:

$98 laptop from China - Industry changer?

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| On Techvideoblog is a story of the new HiVision mininote laptop, a MIPS based
| machine with WiFi, USB, Ethernet, SDHC, plus a fairly complete Linux install,
| for $98. No word on when it will be available.
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http://technocrat.net/d/2008/9/3/48704


HiVision miniNote Linux Laptop

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| They keep on getting cheaper. Based on a public Chinese low cost case mold,
| HiVision’s miniNote Linux Laptop has a MIPS based processor, a SDHC card
| reader, Firefox browser support, Abiword processor, and Skype ability.
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http://www.gearlive.com/news/article...-linux-laptop/


$98 Linux Laptop - The HiVision miniNote

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| HiVision CO., LTD makes one of the worlds cheapest Linux laptops at $98 using
| a new cheaper chipset, WiFi, 1GB flash storage, it runs Linux, 3 USB ports,
| Ethernet, SDHC card reader, audio in and out. Voice-chat, Skype, multi-tabbed
| Firefox browser support, Abiword for word processing.
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http://techvideoblog.com/ifa/98-linu...sion-mininote/


CTL vows $149 Atom, Linux-based desktop

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| Two additional models are complete but give the buyer a choice of operating
| system. A $199 model is defined as the mid-range model; though it comes with
| just 512MB of memory, it ships with Ubuntu Linux and so doesn't carry the
| same demands as a Windows system. An 80GB hard drive will also be standard on
| the PC.
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http://www.electronista.com/articles...tl.2go.nettop/
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