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Sealbhach
November 6th, 2009, 01:53 PM
I hear the OS they're using is a remix of Ubuntu Netboook:

http://litl.com/

They don't mention the name Linux because they think it's not a good selling point.
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Sealbhach
November 6th, 2009, 10:47 PM
I know it's in poor taste to bump my own thread but I thought it was interesting what they've done with the interface. There's a video on Youtube as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR3eVvy9moE

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kestrel1
November 6th, 2009, 10:55 PM
Just had a look at the webbook. Looks good. Shame they don't mention Linux, but I suspect you are right. It could put normal mortals off :-)
I think it was worth the bump.:lolflag:

issih
November 6th, 2009, 11:00 PM
It is interesting...could do with a touchscreen and being cheaper - but an interesting little thing no doubt...

TheLastDodo
November 6th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Not bad. It needs to be a hundred bucks cheaper, and with good advertising, they could sell a bundle of 'em. I myself would have to get my hands on one before making a final judgement, but it makes a good first impression.

gnomeuser
November 6th, 2009, 11:41 PM
It's expensive but I am fascinated by the decision to do an entirely customized computing experience for the intended use case.. it puts the window to the web more like a phone than a computer which is definitely a direction that is worthwhile exploring for a number of use cases.

kestrel1
November 6th, 2009, 11:48 PM
It is interesting...could do with a touchscreen and being cheaper - but an interesting little thing no doubt...
A touch screen would be nice, but what do you want for your money :-)
I want to know if it will be available in the UK. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one to try out.:guitar:

issih
November 6th, 2009, 11:57 PM
A touch screen would be nice, but what do you want for your money :-)
I want to know if it will be available in the UK. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one to try out.:guitar:

For the price they want I'd expect a touch screen. If it was about 250-300 instead of 420 the current hardware setup would be fine :)

As it stands it is a netbook with a custom OS, a floppy hinge and a few extra switches - and 420 is too much (although not as laughable a price as the sony X series admittedly)

Its a shame, because at a lower price point I think it might do quite well, the OS concept itself is really quite good.

Firestem4
November 6th, 2009, 11:57 PM
If anything they have a very well done website and their redux looks pretty good. If I hear good news about I may try one.

23meg
November 7th, 2009, 12:22 AM
For those not in the know: litl (the company) was founded by Havoc Pennington, of GNOME and freedesktop.org fame. The OS is based on Ubuntu MID Edition, and various pieces of GNOME tech such as GObject, gjs, GStreamer, Evince, etc.

Here are two blog posts with some technical information:

"litl webbook: some technical comments" (http://blogs.gnome.org/lucasr/2009/11/04/litl-webbook-some-technical-comments/)
"litl's technical secrets revealed!" (http://cananian.livejournal.com/58744.html)