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The Vectorian Lounge => The Lounge => Topic started by: nightflier on June 07, 2007, 07:24:34 pm

Title: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
Post by: nightflier on June 07, 2007, 07:24:34 pm
Another Linux offering from a major manufacturer:
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/114773/asus-stuns-computex-with-163100-laptop.html

Looks interesting.
Title: Re: First Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Joe1962 on June 07, 2007, 07:28:00 pm
Yes, saw this lappie a couple of days ago and read more about it today. I just love the concept... ;D
Title: Re: First Dell, now Asus.
Post by: metvas on June 07, 2007, 10:40:26 pm
Does Dell sell anyhting for $189.00 other than shipping?
Darrell
Title: Re: First Dell, now Asus.
Post by: The Headacher on June 08, 2007, 12:00:15 am
Too bad they have a weird Asus customized Linux on a weird laptop. 2GB of storage space is just too little, I would be more excited if they offered a proper Linux on a proper laptop.

Perhaps this is an interesting thing to use as thin client or something. If I was looking for a laptop with that budget I'd search the second hand market though.
Title: Re: First Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Joe1962 on June 08, 2007, 12:14:03 am
Actually, according to another site I read, it can operate in 2 modes: full, running Linux or XP, and easy, with the stripped-down OS thingy. Also, it can come with 4 or 16 GB Flash drive too.
Title: Re: First Dell, now Asus.
Post by: saulgoode on June 08, 2007, 06:04:10 am
Shouldn't the topic title be, "First MadTux, then Dell, now Asus"?  :D
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: nightflier on June 08, 2007, 06:44:35 am
Good point.. changed to reflect that Dell was far from being the first!  :P
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: MikeCindi on June 08, 2007, 10:28:42 am
It's interesting that the keyboard has the WinLogo key on it.
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on June 08, 2007, 10:33:05 am
It's interesting that the keyboard has the WinLogo key on it.

The Win keys are just two more modifiers...anyone can use them for any purpose.
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Masta on June 08, 2007, 01:55:26 pm
It's interesting that the keyboard has the WinLogo key on it.

If it helps, I have a few decals left with penguins on them to cover the window flag  ;D
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: MikeCindi on June 08, 2007, 05:25:35 pm
Perhaps you could send them to ASUS.
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: GrannyGeek on June 08, 2007, 06:47:10 pm
Madtux is by no means the only dealer offering computers with Linux pre-installed. Walmart used to have computers with Linux OSes preinstalled for sale on its Web site but no longer does, which may or may not mean the computers didn't sell well. Linspire has worked vigorously to promote computers with Linspire preinstalled, and Linspire has been doing that for years, so I don't think Madtux is the first.

I'm holding my breath over the Dell Linux systems. If they sell well, we'll see more mass-market computer makers jump on board. If they don't meet Dell's sale expectations, Linux on the desktop will have a huge setback. Mass-market computer makers can point to Dell and say "they gave it a try and there just isn't a demand for Linux among the mainstream desktop market." We'll be worse off than we have been before Dell's foray into Linux consumer computers. So I hope Dell Linux computers sell like iPods.<g>
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Masta on June 10, 2007, 04:16:20 pm
Walmart will still sell computers with Linux installed. However this is not up to Wallmart, it is up to computer OEMs such as Dell, HP/Compaq, Gateway, and the rest of the OEM brands... along with the OS-Linux-distrobution.
 
Linspire, as GrannyGeek mentioned, used to hardcore in this area as much as they could. I believe the reason that you are not seeing anymore Linspire computers (at least for the time being), is their transition with Ubuntu going on. Which is pretty much the reason you don't see them at Wallmart.com anymore. BTW, if that doesn't quite ring a bell as to Dells decision for Ubuntu ... it probably shoud  ;)

 Lycoris, used to also be sold at Walmart preinstalled on computers, but that of course is long gone since Mandriva purchased Lycoris (I still think they should have done another name change, Mandrivoris has a ring to it  :D  )

I don't expect that if Dell doesn't have success that Linux will fall short. HP is nearly just as big as Dell, and they haven't gone under by having a Linux OS on any of their systems. I would like to see great success from Dell on the venture to a Ubuntu preinstalled System, but that pretty much relies on their marketing strategies.
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: GrannyGeek on June 10, 2007, 08:32:20 pm
Walmart will still sell computers with Linux installed.

They have never sold Linux computers in their stores, only online. There are currently no Linux computers for sale online, and there weren't any when I checked several weeks ago. Nor do they say anything about having Linux computers in the future. Of course, I know nothing about Walmart's plans for the future or why they don't currently offer any Linux computers.

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However this is not up to Wallmart, it is up to computer OEMs such as Dell, HP/Compaq, Gateway, and the rest of the OEM brands... along with the OS-Linux-distrobution.

Walmart's Linux computers were never the major brands you mentioned, only the off-brand Microtel.
 
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Linspire, as GrannyGeek mentioned, used to hardcore in this area as much as they could. I believe the reason that you are not seeing anymore Linspire computers (at least for the time being), is their transition with Ubuntu going on. Which is pretty much the reason you don't see them at Wallmart.com anymore. BTW, if that doesn't quite ring a bell as to Dells decision for Ubuntu ... it probably shoud  ;)

I can't figure out exactly what shape the Linspire/Ubuntu partnership will take. I've read the press releases and the explanations on Linspire's Web site and it's not a merger and Linspire will continue to develop distros under the Linspire name, as will Ubuntu under its own name. But you may be right. I did look at all the "partners" listed on Linspire's site as sellers of Linspire computers, and most of them are not doing so right now. There were still Linspire computers at Koobox, Sub300.com, and a Systemax through Amazon, but there used to be several more from a wider variety of retailers. It would be interesting to know what's really going on.

I don't get what you're hinting at about Dell's decision to go with Ubuntu. I think it was mainly because Ubuntu is the distro with all the buzz right now--whether or not we think Ubuntu deserves this. Dell is aiming its new Linux offerings to the desktop market, and it's thought that Ubuntu is the most popular desktop distro right now.

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Lycoris, used to also be sold at Walmart preinstalled on computers, but that of course is long gone since Mandriva purchased Lycoris

Over the years Walmart has sold computers with several distros preinstalled. I recall Mandrake, Lindows/Linspire, Lycoris as you say, maybe Xandros. For a while they seemed to have a different distro available every time I checked.<g>

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I don't expect that if Dell doesn't have success that Linux will fall short. HP is nearly just as big as Dell, and they haven't gone under by having a Linux OS on any of their systems.

HP doesn't sell any Linux computers to the home market. Their Linux computers are servers or business machines. Linux on servers is well established. Linux on the desktop has a tiny percentage of computer users. What's exciting and different about the Dell Linux computers is that a mass-market computer seller is offering a competitively priced computer with Linux preinstalled.

Many people, including me, think Linux will never gain a larger market share among desktop users until it is available preinstalled on mass-market computers. Ideally, you could walk into BestBuy or Staples and see Linux computers right there with the Windows computers (and in some cases, the Macs). Only a very small minority of computer users install operating systems. They use what is installed on the computer they buy. They don't upgrade it, they don't change it.

We'll never see Linux computers in the big stores if these first steps by Dell don't meet Dell's expectations. That's why it's important for Dell Linux computers to sell well.

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I would like to see great success from Dell on the venture to a Ubuntu preinstalled System, but that pretty much relies on their marketing strategies.

I wonder if Dell will do any marketing of these systems. Has anybody seen any ads?
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Masta on June 10, 2007, 09:24:47 pm
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They have never sold Linux computers in their stores, only online.

This is very untrue. I have bought one directly off the shelf from my local Wallmart store. I'm sure if I dig through my old book keeping records I can scan off the receipt, but the receipt probably doesn't say Linux computer on it, so that wouldn't do either of us any good.
Maybe the Walmart stores around your area haven't sold them , and maybe referred you to the online store, but I know for a fact mine did, because I bought one. I've seen many things in other locations of Walmart stores that MY local Wallmart doesn't have on shelves, in fact about a 35 minute drive away is another Wallmart store that carries much more than the one in my local area.

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. There are currently no Linux computers for sale online, and there weren't any when I checked several weeks ago. Nor do they say anything about having Linux computers in the future. Of course, I know nothing about Walmart's plans for the future or why they don't currently offer any Linux computers
I'm pretty sure I covered this already when I mentioned that Linspire is transitioning to the Ubuntu base, and the fact that Lycoris, another distro that once sold through Wallmart, is no longer in existence. Therefore, these two distros aren't producing any , one for the time being as they transition, the other permanently.

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Walmart's Linux computers were never the major brands you mentioned, only the off-brand Microtel.
The one I bought was from Hewelet Packard, plainly says so in it's BIOS splash screen, nice blue background with big white HP text and logo. Again, the quote is just plain wrong, and misleading.

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I've read the press releases and the explanations on Linspire's Web site and it's not a merger and Linspire will continue to develop distros under the Linspire name
I don't think I have made any claims that the two distros are "merging". However Linspire is moving to the Ubuntu base. You can read between the lines, and speculate about the funding power the two combined will have. These two are in the business, and well I don't need to explain business tactics, as that's a completely different subject.

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HP doesn't sell any Linux computers to the home market. Their Linux computers are servers or business machines.
HP sells their hardware, and there have been a few of them sold with Linux Operating systems on them, such as the one I got from Wallmart  ;) . They backed away because of some noise from MS. Archives of their decision to back away from Linux in that are can surely be found. And, just for the record:
http://mozillaquest.com/Linux_News03/HP-Mandrake-Linux-Desktop-PC_Story01.html

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Many people, including me, think Linux will never gain a larger market share among desktop users until it is available preinstalled on mass-market computers. Ideally, you could walk into BestBuy or Staples and see Linux computers right there with the Windows computers (and in some cases, the Macs). Only a very small minority of computer users install operating systems. They use what is installed on the computer they buy. They don't upgrade it, they don't change it.

You can walk into those same stores and buy HP/Compaq computers too, setting on the sames shelves as any Dell would be. Right now they're all normally preinstalled with some Windows version, of course. My point was that there's other OEMs out there, that can learn and rise from Dell's mistakes (if they should fail in this area). Dell isn't the ONLY OEM out there that can do what it's doing. It's currently one of the largest companies to do it, but as I've stated, HP is nearly just as big, why couldn't they do it if Dell fails at it?. Any other OEM that sits up there in the rankings, for that matter. The much "smaller" ones, will probably see that as an omen for them, but I doubt it should be for the other top dogs.

Secondly, I agree that certainly is a big step for Linux in general in getting it's foot further into the doorway of the home user. I just don't see a failure of it holding Linux back. Linux has been through a lot and still prevails to succeed, and I don't see that changing. Sure , Dell makes a success out of this, it's an easier walk from there, but if Dell fails in this, it's not a dead end.

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I wonder if Dell will do any marketing of these systems. Has anybody seen any ads?
This is a good thought and question. I haven't seen anything other than the claims on internet media. But that doesn't mean they aren't working at it, maybe there's some things that need to be "gone over" between Dell and Ubuntu. There's many things that could be going on over that, without any insider information, we may never know until we actually see it, or until they tell us.
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: GrannyGeek on June 10, 2007, 11:18:47 pm
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They have never sold Linux computers in their stores, only online.

This is very untrue. I have bought one directly off the shelf from my local Wallmart store.

That's very interesting. How long ago did you buy it? I thought I had read that Walmart's Linux computers were available only online and you're certainly the first person I've heard of who bought one in a bricks and mortar store. Maybe if someone reading this also bought one, they could jump in.

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HP doesn't sell any Linux computers to the home market. Their Linux computers are servers or business machines.

HP sells their hardware, and there have been a few of them sold with Linux Operating systems on them, such as the one I got from Wallmart  ;) . They backed away because of some noise from MS. Archives of their decision to back away from Linux in that are can surely be found. And, just for the record:
http://mozillaquest.com/Linux_News03/HP-Mandrake-Linux-Desktop-PC_Story01.html

The story states that the Mandrake option was available on a business system. Also, the story dates back to 2003. What happened? If the Mandrake business desktop had been a rousing success, wouldn't we see more Linux desktops available at HP now? Wouldn't they have expanded them to the home market as well? The article had an interview with Gael Duval of Mandrake. Is he not the one who got the heave-ho from Mandriva? I'm not making a connection in any way between his dismissal and anything to do with Mandrake on HP business desktops.

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You can walk into those same stores and buy HP/Compaq computers too, setting on the sames shelves as any Dell would be. Right now they're all normally preinstalled with some Windows version, of course. My point was that there's other OEMs out there, that can learn and rise from Dell's mistakes (if they should fail in this area). Dell isn't the ONLY OEM out there that can do what it's doing. It's currently one of the largest companies to do it, but as I've stated, HP is nearly just as big, why couldn't they do it if Dell fails at it?.

Sure, any major computer maker could start offering Linux preinstalled on consumer-level desktops. Why don't they? Because they don't see sufficient demand and they would face increased costs for support. If the Dell Linux computers don't sell as well as Dell hopes, this would confirm that there isn't enough consumer demand to offer desktops with Linux preinstalled.

This would certainly not be the death of desktop Linux, but it would be a major setback for getting Linux more widely adopted. If Dell is successful, other manufacturers will get into this market, too. If Dell is not successful, other major manufacturers will be confirmed in their suspicions that there isn't a large enough demand to take this step. I am hoping Dell's sales will far surpass their expectations.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Masta on June 14, 2007, 05:59:35 pm
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HP doesn't sell any Linux computers to the home market. Their Linux computers are servers or business machines.

HP sells their hardware, and there have been a few of them sold with Linux Operating systems on them, such as the one I got from Wallmart  ;) . They backed away because of some noise from MS. Archives of their decision to back away from Linux in that are can surely be found. And, just for the record:
http://mozillaquest.com/Linux_News03/HP-Mandrake-Linux-Desktop-PC_Story01.html

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The story states that the Mandrake option was available on a business system. Also, the story dates back to 2003. What happened? If the Mandrake business desktop had been a rousing success, wouldn't we see more Linux desktops available at HP now? Wouldn't they have expanded them to the home market as well? The article had an interview with Gael Duval of Mandrake. Is he not the one who got the heave-ho from Mandriva? I'm not making a connection in any way between his dismissal and anything to do with Mandrake on HP business desktops.

Now you're just backtracking your previous statements. My response was to show that HP, did , in FACT sell Linux on DESKTOP computers, and NOT just SERVERS. Was that release of Mandrake for Home users? Maybe not, but during that release of Mandrake they claimed it just as useful to home users as it was for business desktops.
Please read through the history of things, get the truth, before you start out with  statements which seem to place attacks upon others statements. I'm not going to set here and do your homework for you, I'll just point out simple facts, and leave it up to you and any other reader to gather the facts behind it. I am never known to place false statements of anykind, so stop trying to go there  ;)
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: metvas on June 14, 2007, 07:32:27 pm
M$ punishes distributors harshly for leaving the beaten path. That is all I can find out by talking with a few of the smaller distributors. and that information comes with a guarantee of anonymity they are fearful of what may or will happen to them if they support Linux..Read into that what you will.
regards
Darrell
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: tomh38 on June 15, 2007, 02:00:37 am
I saw some Linux pre-installed computers a few years ago at the Wal-Mart in Warrenton, Missouri.  I think they had Linspire on them.  I didn't buy one but I know I saw them - that sort of thing sticks in your mind, like seeing Bigfoot or getting getting abducted by an alien spacecraft.

I have to agree with metvas; not to get into Microsoft bashing here, but MS is the 800 pound gorilla that could really hurt a smaller company (or even a larger one) which decided to really promote Linux in marketing.  Such a company might find itself suddenly a Linux-only company.

On the earlier subject of the Windows key, I really miss my IBM Model M keyboard because it had no Windows key.  The Model M just broke recently.  I'm going to go on eBay to see if I can find another one (it's a great keyboard  ... sniff). ;)
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: MikeCindi on June 15, 2007, 10:30:35 am
On the earlier subject of the Windows key, I really miss my IBM Model M keyboard because it had no Windows key.  The Model M just broke recently.  I'm going to go on eBay to see if I can find another one (it's a great keyboard  ... sniff). ;)

I remember when keyboards started having that key (Win95)...it really messed with my brain for a while. Now when I'm in WinXP I use the varous combinations with it often. I have not yet set up those combinations for similar events in VL even though I've thought about it several times. I just mentioned it earlier in this thread because I thought it funny that a machine was designed with a non-MS OS in mind (whose community is stereotypically anti-MS) but included a uniquely MS option (whose community is stereotypically oblivious to any other OS). Go figure...
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Megamieuwsel on June 16, 2007, 02:25:01 am
I really miss my IBM Model M keyboard because it had no Windows key.  The Model M just broke recently.  I'm going to go on eBay to see if I can find another one (it's a great keyboard  ... sniff). ;)

Check the bins in the thrift-stores; that's where I usually find my Model M-"machineGuns".
(I really don't give a rat's ass for that "windows-key", but my keyboards need to KLICK! Nothing beats mechanical switches under the keys.)
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on June 16, 2007, 02:32:29 am
(I really don't give a rat's ass for that "windows-key"...)

I find it quite useful, actually. How else would XEmacs recognize the Super modifier?
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: tomh38 on June 16, 2007, 04:53:30 am
I thought of a use for the Windows key, but I would need some other things first.  I would need a device that could read minds from a distance, and I would need it to connect to my computer (USB would be preferable, and of course I would need a Linux driver for it).  I would also need to connect both my land line and my cell phone to my computer.  Then, I would need the mind-reading device to read the minds of incoming callers and detect which ones are relatives or "friends" who are calling me to say "My computer's broken" (usually = "my computer is overloaded with viruses and spyware and it won't boot/it's really slow").  At that point I would need an application that would give me a little pop-up notification of what the call was about, at which point I would hit the Windows key which would disconnect them (not send them to my voice mail).

I think the mind-reading device would be the hard part.
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on June 17, 2007, 10:34:22 pm
I know I've said it a zillion times before, but I use left Windoze key for the Compose function.
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: nightflier on July 01, 2007, 01:04:59 pm
Add Epson. Yes, the printer people.

http://www.slashgear.com/epson-jumps-into-the-linux-pc-market-265923.php
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus
Post by: nubcnubdo on July 19, 2007, 07:15:24 am
Walmart is offering the Everex IMPACT GC3502 for $298, featuring the VIA C7 processor 1.5 GHz, 1 GB DDR-2 ram, 80 GB hdd, DVD burner, Vista Home, Open Office...

http://www.everex.com/gc3502/index.htm

source:
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070718-298-wal-mart-pc-features-openoffice-org-no-crapware.html

EDIT: $32 cheaper than VL-1OO (same options)
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: nubcnubdo on August 07, 2007, 09:55:13 am
Asustek's $199 Laptop

video: IDG News Service
http://www.pcworld.com/video/id,526-page,1-bid,0/video.html

referring article:
http://blogs.pcworld.com/communityvoices/archives/2007/08/199_linux_lapto.html
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: caitlyn on August 07, 2007, 10:26:58 am
Lenovo also is now offering laptops to both businesses and consumers with Linux installed.  It just gets better...
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: nubcnubdo on August 07, 2007, 12:34:25 pm
I call attention to this cheap laptop, not just because it runs Linux (Xandros), but because Linux would be the only (or best) OS choice for the device. I am urging that VL find a suitable specialty device, and establish an association or alliance with the device's distributor/manufacturer. Maybe a laptop like the Asus EEE, or a mini PC. While Microsoft pushes the hardware side to the sky in order to accommodate Vista, a new generation of devices emerges that becomes the exclusive domain of LInux, where VL could shine as the fastest and best.

http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3000.0

Matter of fact, I just acquired a Media Stream eBox 3850ps, or at least, a mini PC that looks like a 3850ps. As soon as I obtain a power adapter for it, I will put VL on it and present a full report.
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: rbistolfi on August 07, 2007, 01:07:13 pm
wow, check out the specs:

Display: 7"
Processor: Intel mobile CPU (Intel 910 chipset, 900MHz Dothan Pentium M)

Memory: 512MB RAM <-- awesome!)

OS: Linux (Asus customized flavor)
Storage: 8GB or 16GB flash hard drive
Webcam: 300K pixel video camera
Battery life: 3 hours using 4-cell battery
Weight: 2lbs
Dimensions: 8.9 in x 6.5 in x 0.82 in - 1.37 in (width x depth x thickness)
Ports: 3 USB ports, 1 VGA out, SD card reader, modem, Ethernet, headphone out, microphone in

IMO, is far better than the classmate and even the olpc.
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: saulgoode on August 07, 2007, 07:41:35 pm
Swedish company, Medison, announced a Fedora-based laptop (http://www.medisoncelebrity.com/product.html) for $150 (not yet shipping, but you can order one).

14" screen (1280x768)
1.5GHz Celeron 'M'
256Mb RAM
40Gig HD
DVD reader

Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Joe1962 on August 07, 2007, 08:16:39 pm
Yes, but it's being discussed all over the web as a possible scam, though no one knows for sure yet... ::)

Guess we'll see soon enough.
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: exeterdad on August 08, 2007, 06:14:39 am
I am just drooling.  I've been trying to convince the wife I need a laptop.  My convincing just gets easier and easier!  lol
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: easuter on August 08, 2007, 01:39:51 pm
Here is some more info on the Medison laptop...:

http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4351&highlight=medison

I think it has been debunked as a scam.
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on August 09, 2007, 10:57:22 pm
I am just drooling.  I've been trying to convince the wife I need a laptop.  My convincing just gets easier and easier!  lol

Make KDE look like Windows and rename Firefox to Internet Explorer. Problem solved.
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Joe1962 on August 10, 2007, 04:08:43 am
rename Firefox to Internet Explorer.
I've been calling it Internet AntiExplorer for so many years now that most of my colleagues that still torture themselves using it, are also calling it that... ;D
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: GrannyGeek on August 11, 2007, 04:43:23 pm
I've been calling it Internet AntiExplorer for so many years now that most of my colleagues that still torture themselves using it, are also calling it that... ;D

I've heard it called Internet Exploder many times.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: incognu on August 11, 2007, 06:02:31 pm
I've been calling it Internet AntiExplorer for so many years now that most of my colleagues that still torture themselves using it, are also calling it that... ;D

I've heard it called Internet Exploder many times.
--GrannyGeek

Me too.

And it still doesn't support xhtml when properly served as application/xhtml+xml (XHTML media type test - results (http://www.w3.org/2000/07/8378/xhtml/media-types/results)), as I found out when a friend couldn't access my site.  IE just gives a download box.  But I won't re-do it. 
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on August 11, 2007, 07:20:06 pm
Here is some more info on the Medison laptop...:

http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4351&highlight=medison

I think it has been debunked as a scam.

Yeah, mang

http://www.linuxportalen.se/node/7111

"Troligen bullsh--"
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: nubcnubdo on August 22, 2007, 10:12:42 pm
Latest news about cheap ASUS laptop, August 22, 2007

http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=13284
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: exeterdad on August 23, 2007, 07:53:30 am
So mass distribution will begin around Christmas time.  Smart.  Perhaps if "Daddy is a good boy, Santa will get him one of those".
Title: Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
Post by: easuter on August 30, 2007, 01:30:23 pm
Well, maybe its time to change the thread title to "Finally Dell, now Asus and HP":

http://apcmag.com/7034/hp_launches_red_hat_linux_pc

Balmer must be steaming! Dell *and* HP, the worlds two biggest PC manufacturers are both getting into Linux pre-installed. The price is very attractive too considering the hardware/software bundle.
Title: Re: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
Post by: nightflier on August 30, 2007, 07:03:32 pm
This is great! Looks like some momentum is building.    :)

New title has plenty of room for more. Come one, come all!

Of course there are smaller players in the picture besides the major manufacturers.
At http://www.madtux.org/ you can get Vector Linux on your shiny new machine.

One more: http://www.medisoncelebrity.com/
Title: Re: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on September 01, 2007, 12:42:11 am
This is great! Looks like some momentum is building.    :)

New title has plenty of room for more. Come one, come all!

Of course there are smaller players in the picture besides the major manufacturers.
At http://www.madtux.org/ you can get Vector Linux on your shiny new machine.

One more: http://www.medisoncelebrity.com/

Remember, though, Medison is a scam (http://www.medisonscam.info/).
Title: Re: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
Post by: The Headacher on September 01, 2007, 02:45:01 am
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Remember, though, Medison is a scam.
I thought that deal seemed too good to be true. I mean that's even less money than a second hand laptop with comparable hardware (or even "half" the specs) would cost.

On the web you must always keep in mind: "When something seems too good to be true, it usually is". Especially when money is involved.
Title: Re: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
Post by: nightflier on September 01, 2007, 06:37:55 am
Remember, though, Medison is a scam (http://www.medisonscam.info/).

DUH! Synapses not firing while posting!  :-[

It would have helped to re-read the posts immediately above before hitting the "Post" button.
Title: Re: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on September 01, 2007, 02:33:19 pm
Remember, though, Medison is a scam (http://www.medisonscam.info/).

DUH! Synapses not firing while posting!  :-[

It would have helped to re-read the posts immediately above before hitting the "Post" button.

No problem, but uh - could you do me a favor? Could you have a great day? Could you do that for me? Thanks.
Title: Re: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
Post by: nightflier on September 02, 2007, 10:37:59 am
Heh, ... done. It felt so good, I think I'll have another one!

This helped: http://eu.shuttle.com/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-53/140_read-14333/
Title: Re: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
Post by: nubcnubdo on October 17, 2007, 07:32:19 pm
Asus Eee PC laptop sells out on first day:

http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/101707-eee-pc-posts-hot-sales.html?fsrc=rss-linux-news
Title: Re: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
Post by: nubcnubdo on October 25, 2007, 11:46:21 pm
preliminary review of Asus Eee PC laptop, with 6 video clips, plus pics:
http://www.tabletpcreview.com/default.asp?newsID=996

Exclusive First Review: Asus Eee PC 701
http://www.laptopmag.com/Review/Exclusive-First-Review-Asus-Eee-PC-701.htm

Asus Eee PC 701 review at CNET.co.uk (2 pages) Oct 22
http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/laptops/0,39030092,49293507-1,00.htm

Game-changer: Asus Eee PC a win for Intel and Linux, at Microsoft's expense
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071105-game-changer-asus-eee-pc-a-win-for-intel-and-linux-at-microsofts-expense.html
Title: Re: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
Post by: nightflier on November 02, 2007, 04:59:02 am
Wal-Mart has been offering Linux boxes for a long time too:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7754614
which, btw, features the long awaited gOS.