Sunday, January 13, 2008

Anyone else excited about the Cloudbook???

I have been wanting an ASUS EEE for quite some time now but even with its low price of ~$400, I have not been able to afford it. I had been saving and hoped to have $400 for it soon...but now a new cloud has arisen :) (and for the same price)

Have you seen the Everex Cloudbook? This is another 7in screen, 2 lbs, ultra mobile laptop to be hitting the market soon (as in 25 Jan 2008 soon)!!! I still won't be able to buy one yet, but I already have ideas as to what to do with it.

First, let me state I like the hardware specs better such as 30gb hard-drive vs 4gb flash. Second, while I like ASUS as a company, Everex has seemed to recently be much more supportive of opensource personalities who might want to open up their hardware and "tinker" with it - ASUS placed a "void warranty" sticker on their boxes.

I am hoping that sites will pop up like eeeuser.com for the cloudbook. I am hoping to make this my #2 computer (a high priority for me) and so have some other operating system ideas in mind. Of course people will be putting Ubuntu on it - but I am wanting to take advantage of consistent hardware and develop a Gentoo base that can be "ghosted" onto it, from which individual software can be compiled. Maybe several images - one with Enlightenment (like the gOS has), fluxbox, commandline only, xfce with compiz, or ever the mezzo desktop. What kind of interest is there? I see no Google results for this kind of stuff yet.

Like I said, I can't wait to have one. I have more ideas, but no forum or wiki to share them. Anyone else have ideas or even want one?

--MR

See: http://www.everex.com/

5 comments:

Chippy said...

I've had the Easynote version of this PC and it seemed to perform quite well. There are also a few owners in UMPCPOrtal.com forums that might be able to help out. (There are certainly some Linux fans over there!)

Hopefuly we'll see you soon!
If you buy the cloudbook, be sure to let us know what you think.
Steve.

bartleahdylan said...

I am also excited about cloud book as I like to do new things very much. But when it will come ? or is it fake news ?

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Well, I still won't be able to buy one yet, but I already have ideas as to what to do with it.