Are smartbooks and Linux meant for each other?
Feb 16, 2010, 08:03 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Andras
Soltesz for this link. ]
"Smartbooks are an upcoming mobile computing device
category built around ARM's Cortex A8 and A9 line of processors.
These devices are awaited with great anticipation because they
promise a mixture between smartphone features (ultra-portable, 3G
connected, always-on) and the functionality of netbooks/laptops
(>9″ screen, seamless web browsing, laptop-like computing
performance…etc) at a price point lower than that of current
netbooks (sub-$300). Some smartbooks will arrive in the tablet form
factor, some of them will come in the more traditional laptop form
factor. All of them are expected to be comparable to netbooks in
processing power (see this and this).
"It is an intriguing question whether smartbooks will widen
Linux adoption and erode the often criticised monopoly of Windows
on pc-like computing devices."
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