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Author Topic: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.  (Read 15323 times)

saulgoode

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Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2007, 07:41:35 pm »

Swedish company, Medison, announced a Fedora-based laptop for $150 (not yet shipping, but you can order one).

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

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Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
« Reply #31 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.
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Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
« Reply #32 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
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Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
« Reply #33 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.
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Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
« Reply #34 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.
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Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
« Reply #35 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
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Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
« Reply #36 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.
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Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
« Reply #37 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), 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. 
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Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
« Reply #38 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

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Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
« Reply #39 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
« Last Edit: August 23, 2007, 07:36:32 am by nubcnubdo »
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Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
« Reply #40 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".
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Re: Finally Dell, now Asus.
« Reply #41 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.
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Re: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
« Reply #42 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/
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Re: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
« Reply #43 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.
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Re: Finally! Pre-installed Linux from Dell, Asus, HP and others.
« Reply #44 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.
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