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Too Much Netbook For Too Litl?

Nov 06, 2009, 16:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)


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"The Wall Street Journal officially broke the news, with Engadget running a piece about the tech specs of the Litl Easel. From a tech side, the device is pretty interesting. It runs Ubuntu's mobile-device software stack, and uses Firefox's Spidermonkey JavaScript engine to handle most of its UI-rendering duties. The back end is a mix of Amazon and Google's cloud-computing services, since the device stores very little data locally:

"All machine data is stored in the cloud, so you can have a gorilla stomp on your litl, pick up another one, log on and instantly recreate your environment. (Since we developers are always abusing our prototype hardware, we've tested this a lot!) [*]

The other pieces of the puzzle are also pretty neat: it uses an HDMI connector so it can plug into an HDTV and work as a digital photo album."

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