Monday Mar 08, 2010

BenQ S6 4.8" MID

Hi All,

 Never delete your Window XP install if you do not have an ethernet card in the system, I did and it's pain full :-)

I was testing Red Flag, Moblin MID and Ubuntu MID on the BenQ S6 4.8" MID.

When I went back to reinstall Windows XP, you cannot get past the activate Windows screen if you do not have an ethernet card in the system.

Even when you go to activate via phone, the area for the activation key is blank, Windows uses the MAC address of the ethernet card in it's calculations.

I finally made it take an activation (no explained here) and it's running again.

I have to say the choices made by Intel and Ubuntu teams on how to deal with a small screen size are amazing, I'm very impressed.

I urge you to look at the Moblin MID, Ubuntu Mid and Red Flag sites.

Dave

Friday Feb 26, 2010

BenQ S6 MID and 10 " Multi Touch

Hi All,

 So I've been having some fun this week with a BenQ S6 4.8" MID, it's kind of cute, it's running Windows XP, I'll keep this one here until I get the 3G mini PCI-E modem installed, then I'm going to try a couple of Linux versions and off course OpenSolaris.

Not sure how OS will deal with the touchscreen, I already know how to build the onscreen keyboard for X.

Next week I hope to take delivery of a 10" multi touch touchscreen netbook, direct from manufacturer in China.

If it looks like it really is as advertised I'll let you guys know where I got it. Getting multi touch working on Xorg should be a interesting project, plus the touchscreen mouse and onscreen keyboard.

It's got a 300Gb HD, so I should be able to get Windows 7, Ubuntu and OpenSolaris installed without any problems.

Have a great weekend

Dave

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