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post #11 of 19
I'm been following this for over a year now, good to see some progress.
They really are quite neat.





Specs:
AMD Geode 500 mhz
128 mb RAM
hard drive either 512mb-1GB flash memory
Fedora core Operating System
Built in microphone and video camera, wireless LAN.

Sad to see this kind of news then.

Last I heard it has some really big sponsors, Google, AMD, Red Hat, ebay, Marvell, etc.
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I like the crank power part
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I thought they had decided to take out the hand crank for the final production model....
    
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post #14 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by dangerousHobo View Post
I'm been following this for over a year now, good to see some progress.
They really are quite neat.





Specs:
AMD Geode 500 mhz
128 mb RAM
hard drive either 512mb-1GB flash memory
Fedora core Operating System
Built in microphone and video camera, wireless LAN.

Sad to see this kind of news then.

Last I heard it has some really big sponsors, Google, AMD, Red Hat, ebay, Marvell, etc.
in that article the guy's talkinga bout.. "open source is quickly abandoned"...ahha.

Too bad Fedora is one of the most supported distros of linux EVER.
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I thought they had decided to take out the hand crank for the final production model....
I thought they had decided to remove the processor in the final production model...
     
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post #16 of 19
ugh, another generation being brought up with qwerty imo waiting, and releasing a cheap multi-touch pressure sensitive tablet would be of a better use as its what people know inherently, people have to be thought to use a keyboard and GUI. We'll all be using multi-touch whilst all these children will still be using keyboards. Still, its a good initiative, I just don't think it will be as successful as hoped.
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post #17 of 19
this is pretty neat, can't wait to see how this works out.
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post #18 of 19
Yeah! restores faith in the human race - see, if we put our minds to it we CAN be nice
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post #19 of 19
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ugh, another generation being brought up with qwerty imo waiting, and releasing a cheap multi-touch pressure sensitive tablet would be of a better use as its what people know inherently, people have to be thought to use a keyboard and GUI. We'll all be using multi-touch whilst all these children will still be using keyboards. Still, its a good initiative, I just don't think it will be as successful as hoped.
How would someone know how to use that better then a keyboard? These laptops are to go to third-world contries where they've never used a computer and probably let alone seen one. It very, very basic and has a very basic GUI. Its just Fedora based, no gnome or KDE or XFce, if anyone was thinking that. Its main goal is to be able to let people interact with the world. Thats why storage is so small, just simple web surfing, chating and video on an IM. Its a way for them to educate themself.

No offence but teaching someone to use a keyboard is pretty easy, and the GUI is very simply. As for Multi-touch tablets, maybe thats a possibility in the future.
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