November 5, 2009

Too Much Netbook For Too Litl?

Article Source InformationWeek's Open Source Weblog
November 5, 2009, 8:15 am

A Boston-based startup named Litl is taking a big risk: they're betting people will go for a netbook that sports a Linux-based OS and focuses on Web-/network-based productivity (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). The risk is in the pricetag: $700 -- almost twice the price of computers that can do twice as much. Is there a market for this?

The Wall Street Journal officially broke the news, with Engadget running a piece about the tech specs of the Litl Easel. From a tech side, the device is pretty interesting. It runs Ubuntu's mobile-device software stack, and uses Firefox's Spidermonkey JavaScript engine to handle most of its UI-rendering duties...

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