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AsiaBizTech: Casio to Roll Out Crusoe-Based Laptop PC with Switchable OS

Nov 14, 2001, 17:42 (11 Talkback[s])

[ Midori Linux isn't a Casio-built OS, nor is it proprietary. -ed. ]

"AsiaBizTech: Casio Computer Co., Ltd. on Nov. 21 is to start sales of a new Cassiopeia Fiva model, the "MPC-216XL," an A5-sized laptop PC with a Crusoe microprocessor.

It has a compact external size of 223mm wide by 197mm deep by 21mm thick, and it weighs 990g.

The new Cassiopeia Fiva features the ability to let users switch between two operating systems -- Windows OS or "Midori Linux" OS -- at the time of start-up. Midori Linux is the company's proprietary OS based on Linux. It will go on sale at an open price. Its expected retail price is around 140,000 yen. (120.70 yen = US$1)"

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