Always Innovating Touch Book

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David Sterry
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This product is interesting, not yet out of course but the demos look interesting. It has a detachable screen and it appears from the video I've seen that most of the guts are in the screen making the mouse/keyboard basically a wireless one in a bottom half of a laptop form factor.

In any case, it's supposed to run their own flavor of GNU/Linux and a question arose about what sort of wireless card it had. I emailed the company and they said it's an Ralink chipset but they could not provide the exact model number at this time. Apparently, some ralink wireless cards can be run with completely free drivers.

Oh, here's a link to the product: http://www.alwaysinnovating.com/home/index.htm

three
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we talked about this on cranks, and I soooo want it. I love the idea of a computer that can only run a free software operating system. ARM FTW!!

Software/Culture is like sex; they're better when they're Free

David Sterry
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I didn't think about that originally but that does turn the tables doesn't it? I think it's great when people lead into the libre world with the customer experience in mind rather than just doing what people are used to. Maybe what people are used to is severely broken?

Here's another link where the author says the lack of XP could hurt adoption. The way I see it is that the market for virus-free, cheap, and flexible solutions is the true growth area.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/netbook-tablet-touch-book-always,7143.html