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Old 11-04-2007, 10:29 AM   #30
Astrotoy7
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Negsun & Q>> this is the tech area. Need I say more about wandering RIDICULOUSLY off topic?? Wander off to the senate chambers if you want to discuss such topics, sensibly.

OT:

Looks like the OLPC(one laptop per child) project got a great boost with the recent release of the Asus Eee.... a laptop for $400US

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4055

Great lappie for students..runs Linux of course

*Processor: Intel Celeron M ULV 900MHz
*Graphics: Integrated Intel GMA 900 GPU
*Storage: 4GB of Flash-based storage (SSD)
*Memory: 512MB of DDR2 RAM (667MHz)
*OS: Xandros Linux (Asus customized)
*Screen: 7-inch screen with 800 x 480 resolution
*Ports: 3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA monitor out, headphone jack, microphone input, SD card reader (SDHC compatible), Kensington lock slot, Ethernet 10/100
*Webcam (0.3 MP)
*Battery: 4-cell 5200 mAh 7.4V Li-Ion (rated at 3.5 hours)
*Wireless: 802.11b/g Atheros
*Input: Keyboard and Touchpad
*Weight: approximately 2 lbs with battery, 2.5 lbs travel weight with AC adapter.



Im not being facetious when I say its good to see linux being utilised in such a way. Software support will most likely be provided by the vendors, though as its designed for general use, shouldnt encounter massive issues Id imagine. No "OMG...IM not getting full DX10 lighting effects in Crysis with nvidia driver version 16x.xx..."

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