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Re: [News] Pepper Pad - The Linux 'Origami'

On Sat, 06 May 2006 07:01:13 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> The Pepper Pad: open alternative to Microsoft's Origami
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| ...it's the Pepper Pad, an ultra-mobile computer designed primarily for
>| video playback and Internet access under circumstances where most
>| notebook computers would be too heavy, and most PDAs would have too
>| small a viewing screen. If you have seen the Origami media blitz (who
>| hasn't!!) and you want a truly open ultra-mobile computer NOW and don't
>| want to wait for Origami, you probably will like the Linux-powered Pepper 
>| Pad. 
> `----
> http://madpenguin.org/cms/index.php/?m=show&id=6827&page=1

Sure, the form factor has been around for quite a while.  That's not what
makes the origami interesting.  What makes it interesting is that youc an
run all your desktop applications on it, since it's an x86 process.

Let's compare specs, shall we?

PP: 624Mhz XScale
O: 1.5+Ghz CPU

O: 256-512MB DDR

PP: USB 1.1
O: USB 2

PP: 2 Hours battery life
O: 3 Hours battery life

PP: can't display PNG's or play OGG's
O: can play anything any other x86 can.

And finally, PP is made by one small manufacturer with limited resources,
Origami's are made by multiple major manufacturers.  Thus, competition will
bring price down, and they have the marketing muscle to get it out into the

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