27 October 2007

cheap laptops for the third world.... and me

CBC.ca story about ASUS

they sell a laptop with Solid State Memory instead of an Harddisk for $199.
Obviously that's a good thing for less developed countries.

And why is it good for me? Well, only theoretically... I figured that if I'd ever write my own Operating System this will only be possible by sacrificing compatibility with all kinds of hardware. An OS written from scratch is best written for only one hardware. This means that every user of the OS has to buy that hardware. And that's why cheap hardware is essential.

Okay, I'll stop dreaming and go back to work.


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