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Offline Vincent

Lindows selling laptops for $799!!
« on: February 26, 2003, 01:51:41 AM »
Just thought you guys should check this out.

Lindows CNN story

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with a retail price of $799, or half the cost of similarly equipped notebook computers from Apple, IBM and Toshiba that run more conventional software.


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The company, which already offers a $199 desktop computer running Linux software, introduced its 2.9 pound Lindows Mobile PC computer running a 933 megahertz microprocessor from Taiwan's VIA Technologies Inc., a small rival of computer chip giant Intel Corp..


the Lindows page

This is interesting competition :-D
Xbox360
"Oh no. Everytime you turn up something monumental and terrible happens.
I don\'t think I have the stomach for it." - Raziel
 

  • Guest
Re: Lindows selling laptops for $799!!
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2003, 02:06:55 AM »
Is it possible to purchase this laptop and install windows 2000 pro?

Take lindows off?

or do they have it wired up for lindows only?
 

Offline Vincent

Re: Lindows selling laptops for $799!!
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2003, 02:39:58 AM »
I have absolutely no idea.

<-- post 200!!!  :-D
Xbox360
"Oh no. Everytime you turn up something monumental and terrible happens.
I don\'t think I have the stomach for it." - Raziel
 

Offline Darth_X

Re: Lindows selling laptops for $799!!
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2003, 06:31:28 AM »
Buy one and find out?  :-D
 

Offline Vincent

Re: Lindows selling laptops for $799!!
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2003, 12:43:16 PM »
Well, I'm skint :-(

Someone else can give it a go :-P
Xbox360
"Oh no. Everytime you turn up something monumental and terrible happens.
I don\'t think I have the stomach for it." - Raziel
 

Offline Dan

Re: Lindows selling laptops for $799!!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2003, 01:03:39 AM »
 
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or do they have it wired up for lindows only?

What, can they do that?
I didn´t think so seems to be standard x86 stuff and lindows is an x86linux right?
it´s probably orginally aimed at the asian market, they have just rebadged it.
Apple did it right the first time, bring back the Newton!
 

Offline ironfist

Re: Lindows selling laptops for $799!!
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2003, 11:11:17 AM »
Mountain Myst:

I am sure that is quite possible. It is based
on a normal VIA EPIA motherboard and
the CPU, VIA C3, is 100% x86 compatible.

I have 2 of those motheboards myself.
My server is running Win 2000 Server
on EPIA800 and my mediabox 2000 Pro
(EPIA M9000).

For further information about EPIA,
look here Mini-ITX.
 

  • Guest
Re: Lindows selling laptops for $799!!
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2003, 04:32:49 AM »
Take Lindows off and put Windows on it?!?

:'P

I bought Lindows. Wow. Installs very quickly and easily, easy to use. Installing programs with Click 'N Run (CNR) is fast, fast, fast. You can keep looking at more programs in their catalog while a program is in process of downloading and installing.

And based at least partly on my request, they added UAE to Click 'N Run.