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Postby giant » Tue May 29, 2007 15:47

My understanding is that this is specifically made to work on either 800 * 600 screens OR 1024 * 600.

It is a variant of red flag linux.

Makes the UX look like a PSP - could it be used as a "Super Touch Launcher?":cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IALqu7EKUTw
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Postby sev7en » Tue May 29, 2007 16:34

Well, it's Midinux, not Midinix and the graphic interface is exacly as the RCA Lyra A/V player.

Some info about the first public show...
Ultra Mobile Platform 2007 (formerly known as McCaslin) and announced the new Menlow architecture with Silverthorn processors for 2008. They have also given us a peek and poke over Redflag's MIDinux Linux distribution, which apparently has been designed for those mobile devices that can't decide if they want to be an iPhone or a PSP when they grow up.

But despite the obvious ripoff interface inspiration, MIDinux is quite interesting because it marks a departure from the Microsoft-based UMPCs, of which the 7-inch HTC Shift is going to be one of the 2007 platform flagships. In fact, it opens a new category of consumer entertainment-oriented, more compact UMPC called MID (yet another acronym that means either "Mobile Internet Device" or "Those Cupertino Rascals May Be Onto Something Again—Let's Try to do the Same Before It's Too Late." Not sure which, but one of the two). More details after the jump.

UMPCs and MIDs will come from Asus, Aigo, Fujitsu, Haier, HTC and Samsung, and they will be equipped with all kinds of connectivity options, which could include Wi-Fi, Tri-band HDSPA/UMTS and your usual GSM/GPRS standards. The Menlow platform will be supported by the same players and a few others, like the Compal PSP-like UMPC prototype running Windows below.

The MIDs will come with 256MB to 512 MB of RAM, their widescreen displays ranging from 800 x 480 to 1.024 x 600 pixels and running all kinds of Linux consumer oriented applications. These will include communications (instant messaging, mail, VoIP, video conferencing and blogging), entertainment (video, TV, games, images) and Internet information access (browsing, maps, news and the like).

So as you can see, it not only looks but also sounds familiar. Apparently, rumor has it that future iterations of the iPhone will also benefit from the Menlow architecture, making them smaller and slimmer than the Mark I.


It looks promising but I'm for OSX :P
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Well done

Postby giant » Wed May 30, 2007 01:16

By noticing the deliberate spelling error you have passed the first test to be a samurai.;)

Wait a sec, are you extolling yet another OS?:eek:
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Postby sev7en » Wed May 30, 2007 10:37

giant wrote:By noticing the deliberate spelling error you have passed the first test to be a samurai.;)

Wait a sec, are you extolling yet another OS?:eek:


Sorry if it looked as a raw reply... nevermind! Okay? :) Mmh how many tests do I have to pass to become invincible? :p eheh just kidding, anyway some devices they used to show this distro look as our UX!!!
[color="Red"]Sony VAIO VGN-UX91S - 03.04.07[/color]

[color="Orange"] OS - Windows 7 Build 7000 || iPC OSX Leopard Uni 10.5.6 || Project Fedora 10 [/color]

[color="White"]MacBook Pro 17" C2D 2.33GHz ||

Nokia N93 || HTC TouchHD [/color]

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[color="DarkRed"]|||[/color] Repo: Sony Vaio Series,Apple and...Cartoons Wallpapers!

[color="DarkRed"]|||[/color] Repo: "The Essential" For Any Mac User

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No apology necessary

Postby giant » Wed May 30, 2007 11:39

Rest assured I did not take it the wrong way.

Thanks for your politeness all the same.

Speaking of Alternate OSs I have come up a possible idea - see new thread

To be a samurai you must take the next test of paypaling me $100 USD:cool:
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Postby sev7en » Wed May 30, 2007 13:32

giant wrote:To be a samurai you must take the next test of paypaling me $100 USD:cool:


Not so much expensive :D
[color="Red"]Sony VAIO VGN-UX91S - 03.04.07[/color]

[color="Orange"] OS - Windows 7 Build 7000 || iPC OSX Leopard Uni 10.5.6 || Project Fedora 10 [/color]

[color="White"]MacBook Pro 17" C2D 2.33GHz ||

Nokia N93 || HTC TouchHD [/color]

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[color="DarkRed"]|||[/color] Full Guide: Sony Vaio UX MacOS X Installation Guide & HowTo

[color="DarkRed"]|||[/color] Repo: Sony Vaio Series,Apple and...Cartoons Wallpapers!

[color="DarkRed"]|||[/color] Repo: "The Essential" For Any Mac User

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Postby sev7en » Wed Sep 12, 2007 09:09

I did a check looking for news about this project and last (old) updates are from gizmodo.

It looks like it's coming down really slowly...
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[color="Orange"] OS - Windows 7 Build 7000 || iPC OSX Leopard Uni 10.5.6 || Project Fedora 10 [/color]

[color="White"]MacBook Pro 17" C2D 2.33GHz ||

Nokia N93 || HTC TouchHD [/color]

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[color="DarkRed"]|||[/color] Full Guide: Sony Vaio UX MacOS X Installation Guide & HowTo

[color="DarkRed"]|||[/color] Repo: Sony Vaio Series,Apple and...Cartoons Wallpapers!

[color="DarkRed"]|||[/color] Repo: "The Essential" For Any Mac User

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Postby tasomaniac » Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:22

OK but how can I download MIDINUX?

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Postby WARBLADEZ » Tue Sep 06, 2011 02:51

Hi!

Does anybody know how to install Midinux? I downloaded an iso file, burned it to a cd then installed it on my UX57GNL using external DVD drive. But it seems it can't install properly. It doesn't recognize the video card. So it won't boot up to the main GUI. Does it need modification like linux? I know midinux is linux based. I would love to have this on my UX.

Thanks.

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Postby UXername » Wed Sep 14, 2011 16:43

anyone tried windows 8 on ux already?

i haven't yet, kinda scared :D


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