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Re: Linux on the Origami Ultra-Mobile PC?

  • Subject: Re: Linux on the Origami Ultra-Mobile PC?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 16:47:59 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Wednesday 22 March 2006 16:21 \__

> begin  oe_protect.scr
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> __/ [ Jerry McBride ] on Friday 17 March 2006 23:30 \__
>>> Ray Ingles wrote:
>>>> On 2006-03-17, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> This didn't take long.
>>>>>                 (Pictures in the article)
>>>>  At least the bottom picture appears to be faked. Here's what appears to
>>>> be the original:
>>>>  http://www.engadget.com/2006/02/24/microsofts-origami-project/
>>>>  That being said, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the first OS to boot
>>>> on the hardware was Linux. Since it scales so well and be so easily
>>>> tweaked, hardware manufacturers use it extensively for prototypes. But I
>>>> rather suspect this article is a prank.
>>> Shame... I would have bought one.
>> I saw it in some reliable sites yesterday, so I have a good reason to
>> suspect it was not a prank. Needless to mention, the source I originally
>> cited was not prominent enough to be convincing.
> Samsung will realise that there's money to be made selling it for £100
> cheaper without an OS, or sporting just Linux.  With its GPS, bluetooth
> & wifi, it will make a good telephony terminal, assuming that there's
> adequate audio capability on it.
> This would also be good for schools, I think, running a free OS.

Something as such was recently unveiled at CeBit, but it was /far/ lighter
(no need for a 'man's purse') and /far/ cheaper.


Even if Samsung made the expensive beast Penguin-driven, they would have some
tough competition. Dimensions and productions cost would not work in their
advantage. Just imagine that I gave up on laptops due to PDA's. _Pragmatism_
is key, not size and level brightness (battery drain).

Best wishes,


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