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Offline curaga

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Re: Suggestions for purchasing a Netbook?
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2012, 11:01:30 AM »
Yes, I have a E-350 laptop running TC4. Can't recall quite what version exactly. IIRC everything worked that I tried, except the atl1c ethernet driver being buggy (hanging the machine if a cable was not connected; "blacklist=atl1c" at boot to not load it. I used mostly wifi on it.)

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Re: Suggestions for purchasing a Netbook?
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2012, 12:44:02 PM »
Hello

Spence, i see you mentioned Android in your earlier comments and i am glad
because i didn't really want to mention it on a tinycore forum. (too much)

i am very careful with money i try to search out the best
bang for your buck (so to speak) and you mentioned you had  250 or 300 $ to
spare. I have discovered that these new android TV boxes at just 69
dollars are a great value computer.

It's an Android computer, so you can run VNC and other telnet
services because those  apps are free in the android marketplace.

Those apps will allow you to dial into a free Linux cloud computer from say amazon. This gives you a free x86 computer which you can install tools into. You will be able to run Tinycore in some emulator or virtual box on that cloud computer.

My point is that these TV boxes are very reasonable devices and low price.
They come with an ARM cortex a9 chip at 1ghz and dual gpu video cores. Many come witha Mali 400 3D gpu core and that is pretty good.

The Android is usually 2.3 which is fine. The marketplace works and you plug
in your keyboard and mouse. I'ts a pretty nice desktop computer for low price. They are
also amazing internet TV box's.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zpwebsites.completelinuxinstaller&feature=related_apps#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwOSwiY29tLnpwd2Vic2l0ZXMuY29tcGxldGVsaW51eGluc3RhbGxlciJd

you can install Linux right into that box giving you a nice dual boot computer.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/android-full-hd-1080p-media-player-w-usb-sd-hdmi-rj45-ports-black-2-x-aaa-102992?item=54

these are lovely silent, tiny, fanless computers with a good price.

As for getting SOUND into the box...i have not heard anybody get USB microphones working
yet. It us just a question of telling Android it has a microphone because these boxes were
built without Microphones. USB micrphones should eventually work...like other USB stuff can already work (pens).

These boxes are also amazing internet TV boxes in their own right. Better
than say Apple TV.

Ofcourse, if you need a laptop for the screen, then these boxes are not much
use to you....although these boxes are portable and will plug into any large screen anyplace.

thanks

V.


ps. This tool may also work under wine on any Linux cloud computer, thus allowing you to easily
use Tinycore.

http://mobalivecd.mobatek.net/en/





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Re: Suggestions for purchasing a Netbook?
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2012, 09:56:38 AM »
I can NOT recommend a samsung NC10 Plus.
I would next time look for a netbook booting from the SD port (when it has one like my samsung NC10 plus).
This is a kind of a pity samsung was not improving its BIOS (I asked for it at samsung germany) for making this SD boot possible with a BIOS setup.
AMD K6-IIIATZ 550MHz MB DFI K6xv3/+66
P4 HP DC7100 3GB 3GHz
Samsung NC10 boot from SD card port (via USB reader)
.. all TinyCore proofed

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Re: Suggestions for purchasing a Netbook?
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2012, 08:14:53 AM »
I've been quite excited about the Trinity APU gear that's meant to be coming out soon... The only trouble is that I can't actually find anything that has it!

I'm in the UK, has there been any Trinity releases elsewhere?

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Re: Suggestions for purchasing a Netbook?
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2012, 09:35:51 AM »
I recall several laptops already out in Germany and Poland.

For example see:
http://geizhals.at/eu/763691

That's a HP laptop with the top-end trinity (a10-4600m), 6 gb ram, 500gb hd, 555 eur. On the downside, it has a discrete card too, and it comes with Windows.
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Re: Suggestions for purchasing a Netbook?
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2012, 02:51:22 AM »
Found one in the wild!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008KGXMF6/

Decent enough - bit pricey but nothing on an ultrabook

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Re: Suggestions for purchasing a Netbook?
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2012, 03:31:01 AM »
Yikes, the thin costs. In Blighty, a few mm more = 100 gbp less ;)

http://www.systo.co.uk/uncategorised/355v5c-amd-a6-4400m-np355v5c-a05uk.html
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Re: Suggestions for purchasing a Netbook?
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2012, 12:27:51 PM »
This is an old thread

Psonuomnman......i am really wanting a new Notebook....but i simply can't believe

the excruciating high price of notebook computers.....literally in the UK now...

And the way they are ramming down  your nose on TV adverrts......about 400 pounds


this is....basically best part of 700 dollars?........for a CHIP in some plastic with a screen?

This is indeed WHY the whole of london city areas are filled with electronics

store.s...because of teh INSANE profts from it....everybody wants a foot in the pool.


These underpowered piddly little netbooks....they have been spread like a desease
over the home computing market for like 5 years now....

only to FIND OUT that they have even "increased in price?.."......even when it's 5 year old technology....

Now to give you  some idea....a CELL PHONE is jammed to capacity with technology and contains may CPUS's in most cases.....and extremeyl expensive TRANSCEIVERS and also other design elements that make a CELL PHONE a very advanced device

yet a new cell phone is 6 dollars?...........now ask yourself.....where is the 700 dollars for a notebook coming from?......what the hell is going on?   (those are the UK prices now.......3 pounds for a cell phone......400 for a laptop.....?

the answer is this.....it's robbery.....the electronics manufactures all LEVEL the playing field with prices.....and that is what EVERYBODY HAS TO PAY......shut up.

sure there are Pi's  computers.....and they really are Special because they proove the
point i have made above....it's not needed to charge the earth for laptops


the irony is they are often "thrown away' pretty quik.....such a waste .....ridiculous indeed...

i will leave you thinking.....

i am moaning really....because i just can't have a nice new notebook....but i still stand by what's above

Vince.