Another cheap netbook

Another cheap netbook:

This attracted my attention because of the IBM involvement and the Lotus applications. The Lotus apps require Wine I think. Many moons ago, Lotus WordPro was my favourite word processor.

The netbook has the Atom N270 which is not the latest generation Atom CPU.

Posted on 28 Mar 2010, 15:37


Posted on 28 Mar 2010, 16:00 by 01micko
Seems it may not run the Lotus apps on wine..

"... as well as Linux versions of IBM's Open Collaboration Client Solution software (OCCS), based on IBM Lotus Symphony, Lotus Notes, and other Lotus applications. " (from your link). Maybe an IBM developed emulator? Or nativeley? :/

IBM has a long involvement with Linux/Unix which is great. I never have any trouble running puppy on anything IBM. (er no, I don't work for IBM!)

That netbook would be a great candidate for Puppy but the irony in that is that purchasing one would be supporting Canonical.


Posted on 28 Mar 2010, 16:22 by DC
Symphony Linux version
As I understand, Lotus Symphony is a IBM reworked early version of open office.

Posted on 28 Mar 2010, 17:00 by DaveS
Wish Lotus Approach was still available. There has never been a better database for us ordinary folk.

Posted on 28 Mar 2010, 18:11 by tom4jean
Smae as a Compaq CQ10
Same exact specs (CPU,HD,RAM) as my Compaq cq10 that I run Quirky on, which runs great on here by the way, but I paid $350US from HP including shipping! should of waited...oh well.

Posted on 28 Mar 2010, 20:52 by x
"and will first be made available in Africa for just $190, says IBM."
africa is a big place of diverse and harsh money biting tax impingements from highly bendable govts. also local computer assemblers who demand(pay for protection) from the govts.
step into the real world.

Posted on 29 Mar 2010, 5:28 by BoscoBearbank
I must be old
A bit OT, but I remember a time (mid 1980s, I beleive) when Lotus Symphony was a project that combined a word processor and some other apps that I never used with the 1-2-3 spreadsheet. Come to think of it, I didn't really use Symphony either; didn't like the word processor, and the program was a bit of a resource hog.