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Re: 8.9" CT-PC89E ARM netbook .... UPDATE 04 FEB 2010 12:00

On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 03:09:33PM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 2:32 PM, Alejandro Mery <amery@geeks.cl> wrote:
> >> i don't think they were
> >> expecting geeks to be interested, which is the whole damn point!  i'm
> >> a bit annoyed by the general thinking that "ARM != PC quality" so this
> >> is kinda an important message to get across to factories: _yes_ people
> >> want standard laptops and netbooks, with loads of RAM etc. just with
> >> an ARM CPU, damnit! :)
> >
> > been "engineering samples"... what about the UART, serial port (even 2
> > pins help a lot) and jtag reachability? =)
>  alejandro, i'm really sorry but they just weren't expecting
> engineering-types to be interested: they've written out translation
> probably of chinese specifications handed to them by a customer, most
> likely from a special order of 50,000 units or something, we _just_
> don't know at this stage.

We might be able to help with a re-translation if necessary.
>  basically when i get mine i'll immediately dismantle it and post
> photos, but by ... well... almost already and definitely by tomorrow,
> the window of opportunity to get these at cost (and get them this
> month) will have passed.
>  fortunately we know that they have a chinese version of gOS on it
> (2.6.24 kernel), already, otherwise i simply would not be bothering
> _at_ all, and certainly wouldn't have sent the message to debian-arm
> initially.

I'm quite good at getting kernels onto these things. Although it is a bit
late for the 2.6.24 merge window if it isn't sorted soon.


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