Small notebook platforms. [was: Re: self-serving redeux/revisited, and more questions?]

Gary Kline kline at
Sun Jun 21 20:32:55 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 12:42:00PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 09:18:55AM -1000, Al Plant wrote:

> > >i have another issue that has more to do with freebsd on the new and
> > >lost cost notebook computers i had heard of.   how many and which ones
> > >work best with our flavor of BSD.  turns out that sometimes things-ubuntu
> > >fail, and i need something failsafe and with a keyboard.  i'll explain
> > >later, but if i can use a lightweight computer that has audio with the
> > >kde apps, i can create a reasonably priced tts or speech synthesizer that
> > >would be accessible to a great many people.  instead of the $8-9 kilobuck
> > >windose devs.
> > >
	[[ munch ]]

> > >
> > I hear some people on the list have FreeBSD on Asus Eee net books and it 
> > is working well.
> > 
	[[ munch ]]

	okay. i'm on the site. but don't see much info on
	the spec.  i bot asus once years ago and the motherboard crapped
	out on me after a year.  but by now, should be more reliable.

	anyway, i see only wireless, and i'm cat5 only.  i've got a
	13-yr-old people here who would love for me to go wireless so
	said people could take her apple macbook into her bedroom and so
	on.  well, said people need to be not hiding-in-room, in my 
	opinion as said people's father.  so is there any other cute
	notebooks like this "EEe Pc" that have cable?

	oh, and this tiny thing doesn't look big enough to have any
	speakers.  since the main point of this experiment is to allow
	typing onthe kde tts apps and have voice output, a speaker is a

	feedback, you guys?


	ps: the 7" deal is serious cute, but the kybd is tiny and while i
	have no hand tremor or anything, i'd probably fat-finger most
	keys.  anybody have the small asus?

 Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix
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