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Best UMPC

OLPC XO
11% (31 votes)
Asus EeePC
53% (146 votes)
Everex Cloudbook
13% (37 votes)
Intel Classmate
1% (2 votes)
E-Lead's Noahpad
1% (4 votes)
other
20% (55 votes)
Total votes: 275

Love the EEE

I really like my EEE, and since it's a TOOL not a RELIGION, I don't really care about the mythology or conspiracy BS that open source nuts like to obsess about.

Not the EeePC

As a EeePC Owner I really like it, however I voted for the cloud book for one reason only.

Asus hasn't release they're software under the GPL things such as their easy mode AsusLauncher is still proprietary. So in no way have they returned anything back to the community but only made money off of a bunch of free software.

Even with the release of the ACPI drivers, not everything was released that was needed to run another distribution on the EeePC and outside patches and fixes have to be applied to get it to compile. Patches had to be applied to the Wireless driver also to edit the closed source blob (This came from Atheros) I think if a certain blogger hadn't brought up a GPL violation they would have never released the source. It's sad really and it makes it hard for me to buy any future Asus products as I feel they've taken advantage of the Open Community, now that they've made there money it's been announced they'll be installing XP on the next version coming out in February.

Jeremiah

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