[ubuntu-uk] Good news for Linux promotion?

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed Feb 3 23:34:52 GMT 2010

Tony Travis wrote:
> Rob Beard wrote:
>> [...]
>> I've been mulling over getting a netbook but keep holding out to see 
>> what the ARM offerings will be like.  I've not been too impressed with 
>> the MIPS based netbooks, but I've got high hopes for these netbooks.
> Hello, Rob.
> Have you tried a MIPS-based netbook, or are you talking about spec's?
> I've been considering buying one of these:
> http://www.tekmote.nl/epages/61504599.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61504599/Products/CFL-003-B
> However, you're right that an ARM-based netbook would be interesting!
> Bye,
>    Tony.
I've had a bit pf a play with one that a friend had, it was a small 7" 
one which I believe he bought from Maplins (they now sell WindowsCE 
based ones).  It was around 400MHz with about 128MB Ram and 2GB flash.  
It wasn't bad as such, I'd like to have had a tinker about with it's 
internals, but it certainly wasn't anything spectacular.  I believe it 
was running a modified version of Fedora Core 4 or something along those 
lines, and being MIPS didn't support Adobe Flash (I don't even think it 
had Gnash on it).

I'm going to hang fire a bit longer and if I can get an ARM based 10" 
netbook (or there abouts, maybe a little smaller even since I have a 
12.1" notebook already) for around the £130 mark I'll probably pick one up.


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