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Re: small netbook


2011/10/16 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@lkcl.net>:
> 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:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skytone_Alpha-400
>  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.

Indeed, Gentoo based filesystem: <http://web1.g-netbook.com/vannov_pkg.html>
No kernel, nor bootloader source available.

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