[Ubuntu-BD] FYI: Ubuntu ready netbooks in Dhaka
Miah M. Hussainuzzaman
mmhzaman at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 02:37:48 GMT 2009
Sorry for being harsh in the previous mail .... ....
I really appreciate the clarification. Apologies accepted :), even
though apology was not necessary as I did not mind in that query ...
just wanted to clarify the justification of that mail.
BTW, ubuntu has new customization for netbooks called Ubuntu Netbook
Look here for detail:
I posted this info in a forum:
On Sat, 2009-03-07 at 12:16 -0800, tanjir wrote:
> Shamim vaiya, I brought this advertising question first. I apologize for that. Your feedback contained all the good sides, so it made me cautious. So I tried to bring the bad sides of that particular brand (posh) so that if any one becomes interested of buying these net books, they buy after they know the goods and bads of the products. I personally always look for bad feedback before I buy anything- it gives me idea what are the bad sides of the product and how they are going to impact me. I think that was the purpose of all the feedback. Some users also got interested to know about netbooks, which is also good.
> Just one note for e'one, don't think of replacing laptop with netbook unless you use your laptop only for checking e-mail, browsing, simple document editing and chatting.
> About installing ubuntu, netbooks have slightly different configuration than regular laptops or desktops (for example SSD, lack of cd rom, some issues with usb and sd card readers). Usually in Ubuntu help site, they covers support on installation on all different platform. Even though my Acer Aspire One netbook does not officially support ubuntu, I installed it following the instructions in ubuntu website, and it was not very difficult; whether for some users the instructions did not work properly for the same model. Before you perform the installation just check if any one has said anything on the web about installing ubuntu on that particular model. Sometimes new hardwares used by smaller companies may not be supported by kernel yet. So just to be in the safe side, check it.
> Happy computing :)
> visit http://www.tanjir.net
> --- On Sat, 3/7/09, Miah M. Hussainuzzaman <mmhzaman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From: Miah M. Hussainuzzaman <mmhzaman at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-BD] FYI: Ubuntu ready netbooks in Dhaka
> > To: orko_147 at yahoo.com
> > Cc: "Ubuntu Bangladesh" <ubuntu-bd at lists.ubuntu.com>
> > Received: Saturday, March 7, 2009, 2:06 PM
> > Well, First of all let me declare that I have no business
> > relationship
> > with these guys. But as a regular home user of ubuntu for
> > over 2 years,
> > I enjoyed looking at a running ubuntu machine in such a
> > public place.
> > I provided a FYI in front of the subject; intending to
> > share something
> > which I thought would be useful to someone belonging to an
> > UBUNTU
> > COMMUNITY. It is true that other brand of netbooks/laptops
> > also have
> > linux pre-loaded, but not UBUNTU ... So, I didn't
> > mention it in the
> > UBUNTU-BD forum.
> > When DELL released ubuntu-ready laptop models, in some
> > linux community
> > it was a matter to discuss and get inspired. I cant
> > remember whether
> > those posts were intended for advertising or not. But
> > certainly, I felt
> > that, it inspired people who want to spread ubuntu or
> > linux.
> > (http://www.sachalayatan.com/hussainuzzaman/21180)
> > This news also will be helpful for reference and public
> > speaking in
> > front of a crowd having very little or no knowledge about
> > modern desktop
> > linux.
> > No comments on their (posh-book) website ;p ... ... I have
> > seen their
> > advertisement on a Bengali newspaper quite a few days ago
> > and visited
> > that site once. Later just copied almost all information
> > from their
> > leaflet.
> > I will be installing ubuntu on my netbook (HP mini 1001TU)
> > ... even
> > though it contains original MS-XP SP3 (because I feel safe
> > and easy with
> > ubuntu/linux). As I have done such installations on PCs for
> > the last 2
> > years ... I am not worried about it at this moment ... but
> > some newbie
> > may hesitate and feel that, it is not meant for netbooks
> > ...and where
> > this piece of information can boost their confidence --
> > <already there
> > are netbooks of such configurations sold with ubuntu>.
> > Truely speaking,
> > a few weeks ago I was looking into the features of Linpus
> > ... ... as I
> > didn't have any idea how netbooks may react to ubuntu.
> > Regards,
> > Shamim.
> > http://mmhzaman.googlepages.com
> > On Thu, 2009-03-05 at 22:30 -0800, tanjir wrote:
> > > I am not sure if it is advertising or not. Anyway, I
> > am just curious. The netbooks look good (even though the
> > design looks similar to few of the well-known netbooks). The
> > company's website (posh-book.com) to be honest bit
> > crappy. They don't have any phone, live, on-the-spot
> > support (which should be the number 1 priority for this kind
> > of business).
> > > Their slogan is "“We are young but experience
> > We are tiny but efficiency”" young but experience?
> > tiny but efficiency?
> > > In the forum you said their Bangladesh corporate
> > office is in Bonani. But their website does not mention
> > anything like that. Did you really mean corporate office or
> > their reseller?
> > > The intention was really great (to sell ubuntu
> > netbook); but almost all well-known net books (acer aspire
> > one, asus eee, dell netbooks and so on) now supports
> > different distros of linux including ubuntu. I believe in
> > price, the well-known brands are cheaper or almost same
> > price.
> > > I am not sure why some one would buy such product. But
> > if any one does, also remember the stuffs I have mentioned
> > here.
> > > Cheers! :)
> > > -----
> > > tanjir
> > > visit http://www.tanjir.net
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