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>>>> Canonical, Vodafone bring ARM-based Ubuntu netbook to South Africa
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>>>> | Canonical and Vodacom, the South African subsidiary of Vodafone, have
>>>> | announced the launch of the Vodafone WebBook in South Africa. The
>>>> | ARM-based netbook runs the Ubuntu Linux operating system and is
>>>> | designed to "bring simplified, value-added internet access to
>>>> | thousands of South Africans, many of whom have until now had no
>>>> | access".
>>> It looks a decent machine.
>>> I'd buy one if not 2 or more if they sold it here at that price!
>> You could get a tablet with Linux for a couple hundred quid or less.
> My aim is to use Ubuntu or some ARM distro as a full blown
> computer as a component in new projects.
> Out with time consuming embedded and in with full blow
> Ubuntu I say.
> I tried this theory with the Genesi nettop. Gambas wasn't working and
> some bug had a nasty habbit of crashing the screen.
> Currently I use Acer nettops with SSD. It works like a charm but I don't
> plan spending $400 for every idea I got going and the power demand is too
> high for my liking.
> A nice working $100 laptop with Ubuntu is just what the doctor
> ordered for this plan! Saves me a lot of money if I decide to
> keep expanding the system.
In 2005 eSys sold a computer with Ubuntu for 165 quid, including all the peripherals
(no monitors). These days you can also buy a Ubuntu-capable machine for
40 quid... among the refurbished units there's stuff like this:
Not bed if you want a detached machine to experiment with or drive another
monitor/task. That's what I do personally. :-)
~~ Best of wishes
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