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Title: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2007.12.14, 22:17:13
http://www.os2world.com/content/view/16055/2/ (http://www.os2world.com/content/view/16055/2/)
Quote
Posted by Martin Iturbide - Friday, 14 December 2007


The fift. .. .

There seems to be more in this category since the EEE PC http://eeepc.asus.com (http://eeepc.asus.com) and OLP http://www.laptop.org (http://www.laptop.org) came out. There is suppose to be one from Everex called Cloudbook. http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/umpc/everex-targeting-the-eee-pc-with-the-new-cloudbook-332160.php (http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/umpc/everex-targeting-the-eee-pc-with-the-new-cloudbook-332160.php) There is one from Fujitsu.  http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/productoverview.do?type=TB&pgid=Tablets (http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/productoverview.do?type=TB&pgid=Tablets) I have no doubt that there will be more to come.
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: Saijin_Naib on 2007.12.15, 08:30:19
I think Packard Bell has re-branded the Everex Cloudbook, I saw it somewhere. Im liking the cloudbook better than the EEEpc so far. Liking the VIA processor @ higher clock, liking the RAM, and liking how the speakers arent vertical next to the screen.
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2007.12.15, 16:37:22
http://www.packardbell.co.uk/products/notebooks/easynote-xs/productgroup-33-1256.html (http://www.packardbell.co.uk/products/notebooks/easynote-xs/productgroup-33-1256.html)
I found the site for it. I had to chose UK instead of USA since it was not listed.  :-[
http://www.packardbell.co.uk/products/notebooks/easynote-xs/Easynote-XS20-006/productsheet-PC02F00501-1256.html (http://www.packardbell.co.uk/products/notebooks/easynote-xs/Easynote-XS20-006/productsheet-PC02F00501-1256.html)
It does not come with a cd drive but it is sold separately. It seems to have bigger keys than the EEE PC. One could install eCS from an external cd(?).
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: Saijin_Naib on 2007.12.15, 20:31:25
I hope so. I tried an EEEpc here at my school, and as cool as it was, it simply could not be for me. I have monkey hands and I need a bigger keyboard. Both my hands would barely fit side-by-side on they keypad.
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2007.12.17, 04:52:05
I will try to see if I could use an USB keyboard with the EEE PC. I will try USB Geek to see what they and others have.
http://www.usbgeek.com (http://www.usbgeek.com)
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2007.12.18, 17:03:57
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9048981 (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9048981)
"Review: Sony's flash-based notebook -- a road warrior's dream". Here is another small notebook computer from Sony. Another one that one might install eCS onto?  ???     8)
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=577&parentCategoryId=16154 (http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=577&parentCategoryId=16154)
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: MrJinx on 2007.12.21, 05:34:50
The OQO Model 02 looks good, But no review of an install with linux to get the full hardware info.

http://www.oqo.com/store/shop.cgi/op/op_itemdetail.html
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2007.12.22, 15:48:35
Here is another small computer; Tiqit.  http://www.tiqit.com/ (http://www.tiqit.com/)  One could install eCS using an external (USB?) cd or dvd drive?
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.01.18, 01:28:53
http://www.flipstart.com (http://www.flipstart.com)
Here is the Flipstart computer that has been reduced in price by 50%.  8)  If it can run the full version of Win, why not eCS?  ???   8)

Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: Saijin_Naib on 2008.01.18, 01:49:46
Looks like it could work.
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.01.18, 02:12:59
http://blogs.zdnet.com/mobile-gadgeteer/?p=800 (http://blogs.zdnet.com/mobile-gadgeteer/?p=800) Here is more information on it.  8)
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.01.20, 23:12:57
http://home.hccnet.nl/pr.nienhuis/jvc/JVC-OS2.html (http://home.hccnet.nl/pr.nienhuis/jvc/JVC-OS2.html)    http://www.kemplar.com/jvc_741.php (http://www.kemplar.com/jvc_741.php)
Here is another mini-notebook computer - the JVC 741(second link above) - that has a site where someone has installed eCS onto it (first link above).

I found this at the 'other operating systems' section at http://fourm.eeeuser.com (http://fourm.eeeuser.com)
http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?pid=103086#p103086 (http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?pid=103086#p103086)

 8)
Title: ELONEX?
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.02.20, 01:11:43
ELONEX? http://www.elonex.com/laptop/  It is more in the OLPC http://www.laptop.org category in that it is for students. It is not released yet but it is suppose to be on 02-28-2008. It is suppose to be 100GBP's. 
Title: Intel Classmate
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.02.20, 01:15:29
http://laptopmag.com/Review/Intel-Classmate.htm (http://laptopmag.com/Review/Intel-Classmate.htm)
"This smartly designed mini notebook for children in the developing world involves several trade-offs, but it is a good step for Intel." Another student mini-notebook computer.
Title: HP may be launching an ASUS eeePC mobile PC competitor
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.02.21, 01:33:31
http://blogs.zdnet.com/mobile-gadgeteer/?p=900 (http://blogs.zdnet.com/mobile-gadgeteer/?p=900)

“I’ve been on the lookout for an ultra portable PC that would allow me to travel light for long periods of time without plugging in and purchased a Fujitsu U810 a couple of weeks ago.”

Here is another mini-notebook computer from HP.  8)
Title: NOT a Mini Lap, I put this in the wrong thread :(
Post by: Saijin_Naib on 2008.02.21, 01:55:48
http://www.zonbu.com/device/notebook.htm

Looks comptaible, mostly reasonable price, VIA C7m processor for great AES encryption support and ultra low-power consumption.

Shame the awesome! price of 279$ is only with the stupid software services to their Linux distro for 2 years @ 14.99/month. If you dont do that, the lappy alone is 479$, which still is not terrible. Hardware looks like its mostly supported. Are the VIA processors supported? They should be...
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.02.21, 15:36:40
It would be more in the 'hardware' section. It is a nice notebook computer and the prices is very competitive for the size of notebook computer.  ;D

I think the VIA cpu is supported. I have some mini-itx boards with VIA cpus that I plan to use. They might be a little obsolete since I had them for awhile. When I do get around to buidling my mini-itx projects, I plan to use eCS on them.  8)
Title: Eee PC to Get Intel’s Diamondville, Hard Drives, and Fashion Forward Style
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.03.09, 23:24:40
"    * A 8.9-inch display and Windows XP: Confirming that the machine at CeBit will come to market in April, the new Eee PC will have a 8.9-inch screen and a higher 1024 x 600 resolution A 8GB SSD will be available running Windows XP. A 12GB or 20GB SSD model will be available with Xandros.
    * Hard Drives: Asus is considering giving customers a choice between their current offering of solid state drives and regular hard drives in the future.
    * Intel’s Diamondville: Shen revealed that the low-cost notebook platform will adopt Intel’s Diamondville processor in Q2 rather than VIA’s mobile computing platform.
    * More Colors and Stylish Looks: In May or June, Asus will release “very stylish” versions of the Eee PC. Shen says they will have a New York city sleekness.
"
http://blog.laptopmag.com/eee-pc-to-get-intels-diamondville-hard-drives-and-fashion-forward-style (http://ttp://blog.laptopmag.com/eee-pc-to-get-intels-diamondville-hard-drives-and-fashion-forward-style)
It would probably make it easier to install eCS onto it?  ???
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: Saijin_Naib on 2008.04.09, 09:15:50
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/?p=1505

HP Ultra Portable, Linux powered, SSD, VIA C7-M :)
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.04.09, 20:16:54
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2008/080408xc.html (http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2008/080408xc.html)

 8)
Title: OLPC announces next-gen XO-2 $75 laptop
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.05.22, 02:02:51
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9087418&source=NLT_AM&nlid=1 (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9087418&source=NLT_AM&nlid=1)

“May 21, 2008 (PC World) The nonprofit One Laptop Per Child project has shown the first images of its next-generation touch-screen laptop that goes by the name XO-2. According to Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of OLPC, the laptop is under development and has a goal of costing $75. Negroponte showed off images of the XO-2 at an OLPC event at the MIT. He said the first XO-2 is slated to be built by 2010.”

It is way nicer than the first one. I wonder if one could install other operating systems onto it like they did with the EEE PC(?).
Title: First Look: VIA OpenBook Mini-Notebook
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.05.28, 01:28:14
http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/458-via-mini-notebook-cpu.html (http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/458-via-mini-notebook-cpu.html)


A week or so ago, representatives of VIA Technologies, Inc. visited us to show off their OpenBook reference design. VIA designed the mini-notebook to demonstrate to manufacturers what is possible in an ultra-portable computer. You can’t buy the OpenBook directly from VIA, but you’ll see it or concepts in the OpenBook in products from other manufacturers soon. The OpenBook is 9.5" wide by 6.9" deep and 1.1" to 1.4" high. It weighs about 2.2 pounds. The display measures 8.9" and features a resolution of 1024x600. All images courtesy VIA Technologies, Inc.



It is a design study but could be a sign of what is to come in mini-notebook computers.  8)
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: obiwan on 2008.05.28, 02:08:51
The HP Mini-Note advertises a list of OS's which includes FreeDOS, but when you try to buy, only two models include SUSE Desktop Linux (which you pay for), and the rest have Windows. OK, so let's "configure" so it is custom, oh then your only choice is Windows. :P
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.05.28, 03:21:02
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/321957-321957-64295-321838-306995-3687084.html (http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/321957-321957-64295-321838-306995-3687084.html)
There are links to the Windows os but not for the FreeDOS or Suse os's.
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/321957-321957-64295-321838-306995-3687084-3687085-3724848.html (http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/321957-321957-64295-321838-306995-3687084-3687085-3724848.html)
This one comes with Suse pre-loaded.
http://h71016.www7.hp.com/ctoBases.asp?oi=E9CED&BEID=19701&SBLID=S_ADMIN&ProductLineId=539&FamilyId=2769&LowBaseId=26083&LowPrice=$499.00&familyviewgroup=1407&viewtype=MiniConfig&jumpid=re_R2515_store/smProdCat/PSG/notebooks/HP_2133_notebook_CFG9 (http://h71016.www7.hp.com/ctoBases.asp?oi=E9CED&BEID=19701&SBLID=S_ADMIN&ProductLineId=539&FamilyId=2769&LowBaseId=26083&LowPrice=$499.00&familyviewgroup=1407&viewtype=MiniConfig&jumpid=re_R2515_store/smProdCat/PSG/notebooks/HP_2133_notebook_CFG9)
You are right, it only lists Windows when one configures ones mini-notebook.
It is odd that they list FreeDOS but have it preloaded or as an option for configuration.  :(
Title: Busted by blogger, Dell offers peek at ultraportable laptop
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.05.30, 20:57:16
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9090578&source=NLT_PM&nlid=8 (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9090578&source=NLT_PM&nlid=8)
"May 29, 2008 (IDG News Service) Dell Inc. released pictures of an ultraportable laptop that appears to be designed to compete against Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Mini-Note 2133 laptop, after Michael Dell was spotted carrying it around."

News of a mini-notebook computer from Dell is revealed.  8)
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: Saijin_Naib on 2008.05.30, 21:18:36
It looks very nice specs-wise, I read about it not long ago on some other site. I'm liking the trend toward ultra-portables, if only they weren't so expensive :C
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.05.31, 14:53:21
The Asus EEE PC is a low price. It would be nice if all the ultra-portable computers were in the same price range.  ;D
http://eeepc.asus.com (http://eeepc.asus.com)
Title: Elgan: The '$100 laptop' may be a glimpse of the future
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.06.07, 01:52:33
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9094018&source=NLT_AM&nlid=1

“No, not the price, unfortunately. I'm talking about the new all-screen clamshell.”

Could eCS be installed on a computer that had a 'virtual' keyboard?   ???

 8)
Title: Noahpad EL-460
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.06.07, 01:53:59
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=13268 (http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=13268)

http://sg.vr-zone.com/?i=5847 (http://sg.vr-zone.com/?i=5847)

Here is another mini-notebook computer.
Title: 3K offers $299 notebook
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.07.01, 02:31:19
http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38167/145/ (http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38167/145/)
“Boca Raton (FL) – A small Florida-based PC builder is jumping on the cheap notebook train with a UMPC-sized device that is offered in only one version and priced at $299 – which makes it, at least as far as we know, the cheapest notebook currently offered in the U.S.”

Here is another small notebook computer. It is very low priced.  Seems a lot are getting on the 'small notebook computer' bandwagon.  ;D
Title: 3K offers $299 notebook
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.07.01, 02:49:18
http://www.3kcomputers.com/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=57 (http://www.3kcomputers.com/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=57)
Here is the official site.  8)
Title: eCS on an eCS?
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.07.10, 02:46:09
http://blog.laptopmag.com/ecs-g10il-headed-stateside-in-september-with-3g-connectivity-options (http://blog.laptopmag.com/ecs-g10il-headed-stateside-in-september-with-3g-connectivity-options)
"ECS G10IL Headed Stateside in September with 3G Connectivity Options"
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=ecs%20g101l&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=ecs%20g101l&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi)
It would be neat to run eCS on this eCS.  ;D

 8)
Title: Acer dishes out Atom-based notebook
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.07.20, 01:25:20
http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38416/145/ (http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38416/145/)
Title: Jointech announce the $99 JL7100 7-inch laptop
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.07.29, 00:42:43
http://www.gizmag.com/jointech-announce-usd-99-jl7100-laptop/9699/ (http://www.gizmag.com/jointech-announce-usd-99-jl7100-laptop/9699/)
http://www.gizmag.com/jointech-announce-usd-99-jl7100-laptop/9699/picture/48388/ (http://www.gizmag.com/jointech-announce-usd-99-jl7100-laptop/9699/picture/48388/)
http://www.jointech.com.hk/jl7100.html (http://www.jointech.com.hk/jl7100.html)
(http://www.jointech.com.hk/images/products/jl7100_big.jpg)
The operating system is WinCE which it indicates it is embedded. Is there an embedded version of OS/2-eCS?  ???
"
    

- Weight only 680g
- Can take anywhere every where
- No moveable parts used
- Power efficient design
- Rapid startup time
- User friendly
- Intuitive look & feel
- Built in wifi (optional)
- Documents & Email software
- Enjoy music & video
- Shock Proof
- Easy to learn and Use
- Full Internet and PC Connectivity
- Integrated full Alphabet QWERTY keypad
- Full Touch Pad Support for mouse
- Truly Ultra Portability
- Longest Battery Life
- Fun and Entertainment
- Various Storage Options
"
Title: raon digital everun
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.07.31, 23:58:59
http://www.raondigital.com/fnt_english/ev01.asp (http://www.raondigital.com/fnt_english/ev01.asp)
"Coming equipped with a QWERTY keypad built in and an auto rotating 4.8" Wide VGA LCD with 800 x 480 native resolution.

With its ultra power saving AMD Geode processor and high-capacity Lithium Ion batteries for exceptional battery life of up to 12 hours, the EVERUN enables you to enjoy a all day long on the go computing lifestyle.

Only weighing in at 460g and fitting in one hand, the EVERUN will be your TRUE Ultra Portable PC.

Now you can watch movies, listen to music, check your email, update presentations, take photos and chat with your friends anywhere anytime. Fill your life with much more fun and value! "
(http://www.raondigital.com/fnt_img/ev00.jpg)
Title: The Asus Eee 1000 -- more power, still portable
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.08.02, 01:02:02
http://www.os2world.com/content/view/16055/2/ (http://www.os2world.com/content/view/16055/2/)
Quote
Posted by Martin Iturbide - Friday, 14 December 2007


The fift. .. .

There seems to be more in this category since the EEE PC http://eeepc.asus.com (http://eeepc.asus.com) and OLP http://www.laptop.org (http://www.laptop.org) came out. There is suppose to be one from Everex called Cloudbook. http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/umpc/everex-targeting-the-eee-pc-with-the-new-cloudbook-332160.php (http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/umpc/everex-targeting-the-eee-pc-with-the-new-cloudbook-332160.php) There is one from Fujitsu.  http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/productoverview.do?type=TB&pgid=Tablets (http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/productoverview.do?type=TB&pgid=Tablets) I have no doubt that there will be more to come.

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9111083&source=NLT_AM&nlid=1 (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9111083&source=NLT_AM&nlid=1)
“The latest iteration of Asus' groundbreaking mini-notebook adds a faster CPU, a larger display and a better keyboard.”
Here is the newest version of the Asus EEE PC.  8)
(http://www.computerworld.com/common/images/site/features/2008/072008/eee1000_compare.jpg)
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: ModZilla on 2008.08.18, 23:37:47
fill your life with fun and value, hey BWG, if I owned the RAON id be fillin the FORUM with my BS 24/6.5, id need the point fiver left for some snoooooze, you snoze you lozeh?

MZ
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.08.19, 02:56:42
I have no idea what you are talking about.  :-\
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: Saijin_Naib on 2008.08.19, 03:38:44
Lol, it's almost like reading Sab's posts, whats hilarious is watching them talk to each other. I swear, it's like a crypto exercise.
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: saborion2 on 2008.08.19, 05:44:32
Re:

Lol, it's almost like reading Sab's posts, whats hilarious is watching them talk to each other. I swear, it's like a crypto exercise.

Hey Saijin_Naib,

Since when you have become like this and all the time I thought that I found your posts interesting reading. It seems that I will have to re-read the book - How To Win Friends And Influence People" to see what I have missed.

BTW, a little bit of laughing and entertainment is good for the mind, body and soul. Yes, objectively and (sometimes amusing) purposefully "hilarious" and entertaining.  ;D ::) ;D

What's the distraction. ??? While we wait for eComStation to arrive.

Best regards,

SAB
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: Saijin_Naib on 2008.08.19, 05:48:51
I jest, I jest. But, as I have said before in exasperation [others as well], your posts can be very difficult to follow. Modzilla seems to follow this trend, but instead of many references chooses to write in large, barely punctuated blocks with either a dialect or some other difference in expression that can make him hard to understand. It's interesting to see that neither of you two have trouble understanding the other, but I personally, have a bit of difficulty with both, hence the comment about a crypto exercise.
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: Saijin_Naib on 2008.08.19, 05:52:14
I want one of these, I'm leaning more toward the G Netbook because it's VIA powered and I want to support them, but I know I'll be sorely disappointed by the performance of the C7-M. I really want a VIA Nano based netbook to come along, so I can snatch it up and be trendy and green!

Sylvania G Netbook:
http://sylvaniacomputers.com/products.php?p=g
(http://sylvaniacomputers.com/images/product1.jpg)
(http://sylvaniacomputers.com/images/specs.gif)

Sylvania Netbook Meso:
http://sylvaniacomputers.com/products.php?p=meso
(http://sylvaniacomputers.com/images/products_meso11.jpg)
(http://sylvaniacomputers.com/images/specs_meso.gif)
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: saborion2 on 2008.08.19, 06:21:49
Re:

I jest, I jest. But, as I have said before in exasperation [others as well], your posts can be very difficult to follow. Modzilla seems to follow this trend, but instead of many references chooses to write in large, barely punctuated blocks with either a dialect or some other difference in expression that can make him hard to understand. It's interesting to see that neither of you two have trouble understanding the other, but I personally, have a bit of difficulty with both, hence the comment about a crypto exercise.

Hi Saijin_Naib,

Sorry to have not let you in on the fact that I flunked High-School so I was not able to make it to college doorsteps; also, my parents could not have afforded an house with a garage. Anyway, I did manage to understand a few things about material science and technology and if this subject is the "crypto exercise" that you refer to between "Modzilla" and myself then this is understandable.

BTW, the OS/2 World Foundation could not have been better endowed without someone that matches the leadership of Kim Haverblad, and, we just can't wait to battle with Sweden's Sweco in Micro-Computing using eComStation inter alia
Quote

Sweden's Sweco gets Russian water contract

http://media.cleantech.com/1416/swedens-sweco-gets-russian-water-contr


So much for missing high school and college; or, was it the words Electro-Slag Refining Process (ESR). ??? Quite sure someone from the SWECO GROUP can say what ESR is all about.  ;)

Kindest regards,

SAB
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.08.19, 17:15:46
I think the 'crypto exercise' refers to speaking in code? It would be like two spies speaking in a crypto or coded manor so that only the recepient understands what is being said? I could be wrong. It would not be the first time.  ;D
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: saborion2 on 2008.08.19, 17:37:52
Re:

I think the 'crypto exercise' refers to speaking in code? It would be like two spies speaking in a crypto or coded manor so that only the recepient understands what is being said? I could be wrong. It would not be the first time.  ;D

Ghee Whiz BigWarpGuy! I often keep wondering what is it that the Electric-Arc, the Electro-Slag Refining (ESR) Process; and, the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) all have in common. How about substituting the word "spies" for "intelligence" (other Intelligent life forms, Quarks...).  ;D

And, not forgetting the Laser Beam then the titanium skins would mind at Mach 2.  8)

Hope you are having a fun day today.  ;D ::) ;D
 
Best regards,

SAB
 
Title: HP Unveils Ultra-Portable Business Computers
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.08.20, 00:43:25
http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210101442 (http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210101442)
“The EliteBooks include optional solid-state hard drives, Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low-voltage processors, support for multiple wireless technologies, and other features geared toward businesspeople.”

Getting back to mini-notebook computers.  8)
Title: Re: HP Unveils Ultra-Portable Business Computers
Post by: saborion2 on 2008.08.20, 03:03:17
Hey BigWarpGuy,

Re:

http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210101442 (http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210101442)
“The EliteBooks include optional solid-state hard drives, Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low-voltage processors, support for multiple wireless technologies, and other features geared toward businesspeople.”

Getting back to mini-notebook computers.  8)

Thanks for the link; and, I must say that it was enjoyable reading this:

Quote
The rugged EliteBook 2530p is built with a brushed anodized aluminum exterior casing combined with a magnesium alloy chassis that meets the requirements of several military-standard durability tests for extreme temperature, dust, and humidity, HP said.

It was quite noticeable that your trademark "it would be neat to run eCS on this eCS." ;D was was missing. And, (hint, hint...) do you think that HP too (just like ModZilla) was all along part of the 'crypto exercise' and actually at the helm.  8)

BTW, it would be cool for NASA to make a comparison between the computing power that was available aboard the stricken Apollo 13 and that with which the "EliteBook 2530p" now comes.  8)

I might consider giving one of these gadgets a run for its money and  especially if they are OS/2-eCS and SmartFor Two ready.  ;D

Again, thanks for the info.

Best regards.

SAB
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.08.20, 16:26:05
"It would be neat to see if eCS runs on it".  ;D There are stands that one could put an UMPC in a car or the Smart Fortwo but one might encounter a 'computing while driving law'.  ;D In NJ, there is a law that only allows hand free phones to be used while driving. Perhaps one could create a 'hands free' computer?  ???  ;D

I think it would be interesting to see NASA compare what they used on the moon flights as compared to what the UMPC can do now. It would also be interesting to see a comparison of the computers NASA used then to that being used by NASA now.  8)

Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: saborion2 on 2008.08.20, 19:14:13
Hey BigWarpGuy,

Re:

"It would be neat to see if eCS runs on it".  ;D There are stands that one could put an UMPC in a car or the Smart Fortwo but one might encounter a 'computing while driving law'.  ;D In NJ, there is a law that only allows hand free phones to be used while driving. Perhaps one could create a 'hands free' computer?  ???  ;D

I think it would be interesting to see NASA compare what they used on the moon flights as compared to what the UMPC can do now. It would also be interesting to see a comparison of the computers NASA used then to that being used by NASA now.  8)


The "bottom line" will have to be something like this: Hello Houston - We Have A ("Housing, Food, Financial Markets, Energy, Military et al) Problem (s)"!!! How much OS/2-eCS computing power do we need to be "Well On Our Way To Recovery" at escape velocity with the best-of-breed computer scientists and "UMPCs" aboard?  ;D 8) ;D

Scenarios like these would be sooooo....... cool.  ???

Besides, I keep saying that (hint, hint...) "VOYAGER" or "CASSINI" (if "Serenity Systems" cannot deliver) may have to be the way - "To Boldly Go"!  8)

Additionally, Is there enough room for an "UMPC aboard these toys:

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(http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/ne/p/2008/84raptor550x367.jpg)

(http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/ne/p/2008/ptsphotoshot079274_550x331.jpg)

(http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/ne/p/2008/afplivetwo548144_550x345.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d5/F-35_Lightning-1.jpg/800px-F-35_Lightning-1.jpg)


I would have them running PowerPC (OS/2 Warp XX.) rather than "Windows" or "Linux"!

Have a nice day.

Regards,

SAB
 
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.08.20, 19:33:58
There is also OSFree that is being worked on. http://www.osfree.org (http://www.osfree.org)

It would be neat if Casini/2 had a little flag that said 'eCS Powered' :)

The UMPC segment seems to be growing. This is why the 'week of mini notebooks' seems to be lasting alot longer.  ;D
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: saborion2 on 2008.08.20, 21:40:26
There is also OSFree that is being worked on. http://www.osfree.org (http://www.osfree.org)

It would be neat if Casini/2 had a little flag that said 'eCS Powered' :)

The UMPC segment seems to be growing. This is why the 'week of mini notebooks' seems to be lasting alot longer.  ;D

Hey BigWarpGuy,

It is not that I do not trust Serenity Systems/Mensys... but, as they say - "A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bushes" So, apart from some "IBM Home-Cooking" we are apt to settle for the simple "Powered by OS/2" rather than "Powered by eGS" ("eGoneStation").  ;D ::) ;D

BTW, What about the "icing-on-the-cake": "The Productivity Applications".  ???

Kindest regards,

SAB
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.08.21, 00:29:44
As they say 'a bird in the hand can be a very messy thing'.  ;D
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: saborion2 on 2008.08.21, 00:48:32
Re:

As they say 'a bird in the hand can be a very messy thing'.  ;D

Certainly, this must be a misnomer as who in the world does not know how much "c-l-e-a-n-i-n-g_u-p" ;D that OS/2 "needed" to make us Go Boldly at Warp Speed. 8)

Regards,

SAB
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.08.21, 01:50:14
Star Trek Enterprise had 'Warp' drive and worked quite well. :) Perhaps a future Enterprise will have 'eCS' drive?   ;D
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: saborion2 on 2008.08.21, 02:13:40
Re:

Star Trek Enterprise had 'Warp' drive and worked quite well. :) Perhaps a future Enterprise will have 'eCS' drive?   ;D

Can't see how we can get up to "'eCS' drive'" when there is no access to the "Enterprise Warp Source-Codes"!!! Besides, beings (INTELIANS) from another planet may have succeeded in removing "Oliver Mark" and "Kim Cheung" (assumed Members of The Enterprise Warp Crew) completely from our midst. This is perhaps what is known as alien abduction. :(

In any case, let's hope the journey continue to be lengthy and prosperous. :-X

Regards,

SAB
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: ModZilla on 2008.08.22, 16:16:58
Yes, live long and propser to all here at OS2W esp during the week of mini whatever...Rolls Royce notwithstanding, it would be nice to have a rugged notebook like the one now offered to select customers used by Verizon field personnel, but more on the order of MilSpec with wings(visa ve OS/2 warp 5) et al

Live blue and never die!
The new Universal ORDER: OS/2/OS

that's os two open source for everyone, somewhewe! 
everywhere is somewhere, everywhere os...2
Title: Panasonic Toughbook goes Atom
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.08.26, 01:24:48
http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39020/145/ (http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39020/145/)

“San Francisco (CA) – Intel’s Atom processor is making its way into ruggedized notebooks and at the Intel Developer Forum Panasonic was showing off its upcoming handheld Toughbook using the power-saving processor.  The Toughbook CF-U1 has a 5.6-inch screen, 1024 MB of DDR2 RAM and a 16/32 GB solid state drive.  Like all Toughbooks, this magnesium-alloyed unit is rugged and can withstand a 4-foot drop and tremendous abuse.  Oh and if you’re ever caught in the dark, it even has a built-in flashlight.”

The price puts it out of my price range.  :(
 8)
Title: Re: Week of mini notebooks
Post by: ModZilla on 2008.08.26, 01:45:10
thx BWG for the link and info, ya the 2800dollar pricetag is prohib for me too...I always liked...http://review.zdnet.com/laptops/twinhead-durabook-d13ry/4505-3121_16-32486098.html twinhead... but its no Mobil Internet Device, :o ie halfway between my ipaq and my compaq lap, niether which I can drop without major major screen and HDD damage which happens from time to time while travelling all over....ooops!

On the rugged laptop blog a guy spends his saturday aftternoon with his kids, powerwashing the lap is also on the agenda, but even though I think this is a great site to see/read about/review new gadgetry, I wonder why the guy bothered to demo this: http://ruggednotebooksblog.wordpress.com/category/new-products/ esp since this is an election year, with more people than ever paying attention to that. Oh, right, he fiqured while he would be giving the kids a lesson on life, he'd give the old lap a mud shampoo. ??? ??? ???
Title: New ultra-portables join HP's EliteBook range
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.08.28, 02:08:26
http://www.gizmag.com/new-ultra-portables-join-hps-elitebook-range/9859/ (http://www.gizmag.com/new-ultra-portables-join-hps-elitebook-range/9859/)
" ... The HP EliteBook series incorporates the latest Intel processors, solid-state hard drives and the most up-to-date wireless technologies designed to appeal to the business user on the go. They also offer the latest Intel technology for extended battery life and enhanced system performance and support Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low-voltage (ULV) or low-voltage (LV) processors to optimize performance and minimize power consumption. ... "

More computers to try eCS on.  8) It would be neat to able to purchase different computers just to try eCS on them. The spirit is willing but the wallet is lacking.  ;D
Title: Dell mini-notebook offers Linux for a premium
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.09.06, 03:46:08
http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39178/145/ (http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39178/145/)
(http://www.tgdaily.com/images/stories/article_images/dell/dell_mini_93.jpg)
“Round Rock (TX) – Dell today announced its first mini-notebook that squarely aims for a market that has been created by products such as the OLPC or Acer’s EeePC. It comes in a stylish package with an 8.9” screen and Windows and Linux options. But while Dell has decides to join its rivals on the mini-notebook train, it found that calling this device a “netbook” would not be a good idea.   “
Title: Re: Dell mini-notebook offers Linux for a premium
Post by: saborion2 on 2008.09.06, 03:58:24
Re:

http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39178/145/ (http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39178/145/)
(http://www.tgdaily.com/images/stories/article_images/dell/dell_mini_93.jpg)
“Round Rock (TX) – Dell today announced its first mini-notebook that squarely aims for a market that has been created by products such as the OLPC or Acer’s EeePC. It comes in a stylish package with an 8.9” screen and Windows and Linux options. But while Dell has decides to join its rivals on the mini-notebook train, it found that calling this device a “netbook” would not be a good idea.   “

If OS/2-eCS "can run on it" I just might go shopping at "Dell" very soon.  ;D 8)

Thanks for the reminder.   :)

Regards,

SAB
Title: 4 new mini-laptops -- which is smallest, lightest, best?
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.09.17, 01:12:30
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9114478&source=NLT_AM&nlid=1

“We pit mini-notebooks from Acer, Asus, HP and Sylvania against each other. Who's the final winner?”
There is a new mini-notebook mentioned.  8)
Title: Downsized Dell: the Inspiron Mini 9
Post by: BigWarpGuy on 2008.09.17, 01:27:02
http://www.gizmag.com/downsized-dell-the-inspiron-mini-9/10010/ (http://www.gizmag.com/downsized-dell-the-inspiron-mini-9/10010/)
(http://www.gizmag.com/pictures/hero/10010_160908115806_2.jpg)