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Old 10-29-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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Netbook computer under $100 USD


Wow. Underpowered, but $98 is stunning!!!!!
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Only basic surf the web, listen to www.sky.fm/, this may be a winner, maybe the disposable computer is almost upon us... *
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Think of the fashion implications, change the case colour every week?
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If you use Slitaz Cooking it runs in far less memory (80 MB) than your Cell Phone requirements, surfing the www doing a great job accessing online e-mail, while watching a youtube video... *
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For a hundred USD, this is a perfect coffee cruiser... No storage, perfect nothing gets lost if it becomes misplace or grows feet and walks away... *
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Find a free WiFi connection, use a camera, with ear buds and microphone and it does yahoo, or another messenger, video phone call, or skype...
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I always wondered when, since they can sell a portable DVD player for less than a hundred, then a netbook should be priced similarly. *
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In Asia, and Europe already... No place to test drive one of these in the states, not Amazon, Fry's or Newegg -

http://www.gadgetreview.com/2008/09/...te-laptop.html

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Old 10-30-2008, 02:12 AM   #2
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One word: OpenMOSIX.
 
Old 10-30-2008, 11:19 PM   #3
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One word: OpenMOSIX.
OpenMosix used to be distributed as a Gentoo Linux kernel choice, but it was removed from Gentoo Linux's Portage tree in February 2007.

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Old 10-30-2008, 11:55 PM   #4
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Thats sweet, wife saw the pink one. Hopefully they make it to the US.
 
Old 10-31-2008, 07:46 AM   #5
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Thats sweet, wife saw the pink one. Hopefully they make it to the US.
A bit more information:

$98 Hivision MiniNote laptop - decent video with hands on demo. Narrator
talks about another chip that would decode video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKQbN...eature=related

Another under $100 system - Inkia cheap laptops at IFA 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTtsy...eature=related

$150 maybe ready in October (With Flash installed)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhXfE...eature=related

Seem to be no listings for any of these system on e-bay at the moment...
 
  


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