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the_oak
post Dec 18 2008, 04:09 PM
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This is not really a new product (as far as being mentioned here on the forums), but I think this is an effort by our old friend (and member here) Guylhem. It is called the Letux 400. It is similar to the Razorbook, Elonex One T, HiVision Mininote, and several other iterations of the same (or similar) basic design. Wasn't Letux Guylhem's old project from before his wreck?

http://www.letux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Letux_400

http://www.letux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

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the_oak
post Jan 6 2009, 04:58 PM
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speculatrix linked to this page:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?Module...32&source=1

If I am reading correctly, (in Frequently Asked Questions section) the OS cannot be upgraded or replaced. Is that right?

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Q) Can I install windows xp or any other operating system? - Steve

A) The minibook comes with a version of Linux pre installed on a chip inside the minibook. It is not possible to remove, upgrade or re-install on this chip. Here is a URL for the source code for the Linux Release: http://194.150.201.35/cnmlifestyle/sourcecode.htm
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post Jan 6 2009, 10:45 PM
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QUOTE(the_oak @ Jan 7 2009, 02:58 AM) *
speculatrix linked to this page:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?Module...32&source=1

If I am reading correctly, (in Frequently Asked Questions section) the OS cannot be upgraded or replaced. Is that right?

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Q) Can I install windows xp or any other operating system? - Steve

A) The minibook comes with a version of Linux pre installed on a chip inside the minibook. It is not possible to remove, upgrade or re-install on this chip. Here is a URL for the source code for the Linux Release: http://194.150.201.35/cnmlifestyle/sourcecode.htm


I can't speak for the Maplin device but for the Letux 400 it can be replaced and comes with a Debian extension (just open a console and use apt-get). That is what it makes different from all similar little minibooks.

And updating the OS is what the Linuxtogo.org and letux.org projects are about (links posted above). What is a little more difficult is to install a new kernel. And that is the reason why we ask for developers to simply do so...

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