Author Topic: Xtreamer set to launch budget nettop with NVIDIA ION 2 and OS/2-eCS?  (Read 2549 times)

BigWarpGuy

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Here is a nettop without an operating system. Would it be possible to install OS/2-eCS onto it?   ??? I like the idea that it comes without an operating system. It is nice not having to pay for an OS that one is not going to use.  8)

Liliputing.
http://liliputing.com/2011/02/xtreamer-set-to-launch-budget-nettop-with-nvidia-ion-2.html#

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If you had looked at http://www.xtreamer.net/Ultra/ you should have been able to answer the question yourself.

My answer is - maybe, when it becomes available buy one and see.

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Thank you for the link.

"We hope that anyone who wants a very capable yet portable PC will find the Xtreamer Ultra to be a rewarding experience and a worthy investment both as FULL HD streamer as well as a Windows 7 or Linux based computing system" If it can run Win 7 or Ubuntu, why not eCS(?).  8)

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If it can run Win 7 or Ubuntu, why not eCS(?).  8)

Is that a serious question? There are hundreds of machines aorund the globe that run Ubuntu and Win7 but will never be able to run eCS in such a way that all hardware features are supported. This includes in particular WiFi and xATA but extends to things like graphics and (wired) networking chipsets... not to mention the ever-failing ACPI with its dependencies to basically every hardware.

My conclusion is:
Grab the list of the chips that were soldered into/onto the Xtreamer (if you're lucky) and then check if all that stuff is known (proven) to be working with a specific RC/GA of eCS. And then -if it appears to work- hold your breath and say a prayer that the manufacturer didn't change the internal chips for saving 0.001 cent per board built ...without telling anyone. As usual.

Cheers,
Thomas
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