Forget the Linux Desktop, It's the Linux Laptop That Matters!
Dec 09, 2007, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Moynihan)
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"The best innovations tend to be cheap and disruptive. Hand in
hand as they're usually found, these characteristics go some way to
explaining why I like the EeePC (Asus's new laptop) so much. The
other reasons are obvious, it's small, it's light, it has WiFi,
Firefox and Open Office, and judging by the reactions of those who
saw Paul and I with them at Bar Camp Leeds, it's cool enough for
everyone to want one!
"Laptops have (until now) tended to follow an unwritten law of
small gadgets; the smaller it is the more you'll pay. However the
Eee seems to mark a reversal of the trend. We're now seeing the law
of mobility combined with commodity hardware, meaning one of the
smallest laptops available is also the cheapest ( and most valuable
in terms of it's utility..."