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February 2, 2009

Introduction; the World’s First Fully Open Netbook

Filed under: EeePC, Linux — Tags: , , , — Michael Pobega @ 8:49 AM

The netbook market has become watered down with so many competitors trying to cash in on the new craze, including but not limited to netbooks from companies such as Asus, Acer, Dell, MSI Wind, and Sony. Finally though, one company has decided to release a fully open netbook for those of us who love open stuff. Lemote’s 8.9 inch YeeLoong netbook doesn’t look fantastic by any means, and it sports a processor barely half as powerful as it’s competitors, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

The information given on Lemote’s site is very limited, but from what I can tell the YeeLong netbook won’t sport internal wireless or an internal webcam or any of that jazz (though they do offer a USB wifi “extension”, whatever that means), but it will have a competitive price. If the price is cheap enough perhaps I’ll buy one just to support open hardware

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9 Comments »

  1. I am also interested in one but the one being sold in EU is much more expensive than the competition. Any ideas?

    Comment by Vasileios Anagnostopoulos — February 2, 2009 @ 2:16 PM

  2. Do you mean to say that this specific model is more expensive in EU, or that netbooks in general are?

    I think the best bang for your buck is the Acer Aspire One, but it’s build quality isn’t too fantastic. If you are willing to spend a bit, go for an Eee PC (atom powered, not celeron).

    As for this one there isn’t even a price set in the U.S., so I don’t know what to tell you.

    Comment by Michael Pobega — February 2, 2009 @ 3:10 PM

  3. I have just submitted this post to Free Software Daily (http://www.fsdaily.com).

    Comment by Paulo — March 3, 2009 @ 8:19 AM

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  6. Installing on the Yeeloong Laptop of Lemote Tech

    The project gNewSenseToMips and the Free Software Foundation have ported the gNewSense distribution (http://www.gnewsense.org/static/homepage/ ) on the Yeeloong laptop (http://www.lemote.com/english/yeeloong.html ) manufactured by Lemote Tech (http://www.lemote.com/ ).

    Project page : http://wiki.gnewsense.org/Projects/GNewSenseToMIPS

    Comment by samy — March 21, 2009 @ 3:13 AM

  7. Seems like you are a true pro. Did you study about the subject? haha

    Comment by CoroCarmoxy — December 11, 2009 @ 6:34 PM


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