Netbooks Not Dead! They’re Running Android/Linux!

Best seller: “NEW 7 inch mini laptop netbook via 8850 Android 4.1 or CE 7.0 support Flash10.1 DDR2 512MB 4GB HDD WIFI SD CARD”

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One thing is true about netbooks. They are no longer 10″ and less. They are up to 13 inches and some have 1gB RAM or more. Users apparently don’t care about battery-life as they are willing to accept ~2h… Price? Starts from about $70 up to $300. That best-seller is $73 CAD delivered. There’s even one running GNU/Linux. God bless the Asians. They will make whatever we want.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Netbooks Not Dead! They’re Running Android/Linux!

  1. luvr says:

    “UEFI is not wrong except that OEMs gave M$ the keys to the castle.”
    From a purely technical point of view, UEFI may not be wrong, but… Microsoft Windows Securely Restricted Boot was the only reason why UEFI was invented in the first place. Thus, in practice, UEFI is, and was meant to be, synonymous with Microsoft Windows Securely Restricted Boot, which does make it wrong. I, for one, won’t take it. I won’t buy a Microsoft Windows Securely Restricted UEFI Boot machine. Period.

  2. ram wrote, “the new Toshiba laptops have a bios (bypassing the whole UEFI thing)”

    That’s good news. The world would be a better place if M$ had been cut out of the PC-space long ago. UEFI is not wrong except that OEMs gave M$ the keys to the castle. If ever competition required M$ be cut out that’s it. Imagine the howls of anguish if every PC had an M$-rejecting component… but that’s exactly what UEFI is in relation to non-M$ operating systems.

  3. ram says:

    I’ve been told the new Toshiba laptops have a bios (bypassing the whole UEFI thing) so Linux can easily be installed on them. So Netbook, Tablet, or Laptop, Linux is taking over!

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