I want one!
a dual-core 1.2-GHz Samsung Exynos ARM CPU (same as in the Galaxy S II), 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out and a microSD card slot for memory."
for it to be useful. It is unclear how this works when plugged into another PC, but that’s what the article implies – sorta like a virtual machine running inside another OS.
Walk into an internet cafe in China and plug this in. Flash the firmware when you get back home and you don’t have to worry about anything being added to the system at customs.
Read an article over at LH earlier this week that convinced me to buy some more backup storage before the price hikes rippled through the external storage market like they already had for the internal HDD market. What? you ask? The price for internal drives has change from $65 to $129 for a slow 1.5TB 3.5" disk since the flooding in Thailand. Some of the non-tech specific retailers haven’t changed their prices to reflect the coming HDD shortage, so getting some storage to fill your needs for the next 6-12 months might be a good idea.
- Stable / Works Every Time
- Different Storage Media
- Offsite / Remote
- Restore Tested
When you are looking for a total backup solution, those are the things you want from it.
There are many different levels of “learning linux”, just like there are many different levels in “learning” any OS. My Mom has been a Linux user for over a year now. I don’t recall there being any “learning curve” for her. She told me that last time I visited that it was easier than WinXP for her. She’s running Lubuntu, though she doesn’t know or care about that.