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Re: small netbook

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Michael Hope <michael.hope@linaro.org> wrote:

> AC100 is well supported by a bunch of Ubuntu hackers.  If you want
> really minimal, try the Ben NanoNote.

 yehh, i didn't mention that one, because brian's asked on the
debian-arm mailing list, and the nanonote uses the Ingenic jz4740.
_if_ you're happy with a 350mhz MIPS, then the other form-factor (7in)
which uses the same CPU is the famous "Skytone Alpha 400" - the list
of brand names it's under is just unreal:

 due to the severe amount of pressure placed on the company because of
this system's popularity, i believe they did actually release source
code... eventually.  i think there was a story somewhere i saw, a few
years back, of some developers who happened to see one of these things
in taiwan, bought it, and then started hammering on the manufacturer's
door with a limited degree of success in getting the source code, but
it's been around for long enough now (and the ben nanonote uses the
same CPU) that i'd be very surprised if it wasn't fully
reverse-engineered by now.

but - it's not an ARM CPU, so i didn't raise it on this list until
someone (hello michael) else mentioned the nanonote.


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