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Well it's linux based so unless you remove that and install Windows XP then I'm afraid it wont :-(
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Little laptop

Hi Guy, I needed a small sized PC for work. I travel all over the UK/Europe. Kent to the Shetland Isles, Spain etc. Yes on the bike.
So I got a Flybook. It certainly is the business, every connection you could need, including SIM card slot, 9" 1224x780 touch screen, 80Gb HD. It even has a kevlar carry case.
Bit pricey though.
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Well it's linux based so unless you remove that and install Windows XP then I'm afraid it wont :-(
Ugh, ofcourse .

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Hi Guy, I needed a small sized PC for work. I travel all over the UK/Europe. Kent to the Shetland Isles, Spain etc. Yes on the bike.
So I got a Flybook. It certainly is the business, every connection you could need, including SIM card slot, 9" 1224x780 touch screen, 80Gb HD. It even has a kevlar carry case.
Bit pricey though.
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I'm planning South America for next year.
Wow... beautiful machine, the new one with built in everything is a dream! But at 1.5k... wow that's a hunk of money!

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Wow... beautiful machine, the new one with built in everything is a dream! But at 1.5k... wow that's a hunk of money!

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Jeeesus.

Bit much to spend on a laptop that rattles around in a backbox. This isnt a GS forum you know
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Jeeesus.

Bit much to spend on a laptop that rattles around in a backbox. This isnt a GS forum you know
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Mmmmmmmmm Asus!

Oh Boy! that Asus looks the Bizniz! Im not that computer literate.... Mattcbf600 says that for Mapsource to work Linux would have to be removed and XP installed. Does that mean there are NO map programs available for Linux? or GPS compatible stuff like Autoroute?
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Loads of FREE Linux Software for the Asus Here.....

Linux Software about 11,000 files, should be something there for everyone!
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Pricey laptop (Flybook)

Hey guys I need it for work, no really, ask my accountant, that's what he told the (very nice) tax person.
It comes in a kevlar bag, and I have a waterproof gel cover, so it is well protected.

A looked at the Asus 701, it looks good for traveling.
I use a Fujitsu-Siemens LOOX720 PPC, for general travel
Just got a price for delivery of the Asus next month.
As for the software you could always load Lindows.
They can port most software. I'll be looking into it and get back to you.
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Just got a price for delivery of the Asus next month.
Fantastic - where did you get that? I've been googling like mad trying to find a supplier but failed so far... link would be grand - need to get my order in!

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One of the local computer places is taking pre-orders for about 450 CAD. Of course there is a Fleabay listing for 650 USD currently that claims that only 20,000 white ones will be shipped worlwide within the next couple of weeks. Looks like it will be a bit more of a wait.
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Sony Vaio

Hello guys,

I have been looking at one of these and they support everything! And only 800 grams with a DVD burner. US$2200?

Sony Vaio Model VGN-TZ150N/B

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RM Bringing it to the UK

Just picked this up on The Register

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/10...ches_minibook/

so Nov 1st for those of us on the UK.

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Well it's linux based so unless you remove that and install Windows XP then I'm afraid it wont :-(
Hm.. The cost of adding Windoze will probably double the cost of the machine!

There must be some existing software out there for Linux that supports export to GPX file format, which most Garmins seem to support.
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