Small Linux Laptop Forum

About this site => Suggestions for new boards => Topic started by: techno on July 09, 2009, 07:27:37 PM

Title: New Category? Manufacturers Of Small Linux Laptops And Netbooks
Post by: techno on July 09, 2009, 07:27:37 PM
Be good to see a board for each maker by brand name under a new Category.
That way we could all see what is avalable?
Good Idea or not?
Here are a few I prepared earlier, not sure if they are all considered small

Acer, Advent, Asus, Datawind, eMachines, Samsung 
Title: Re: New Category? Manufacturers Of Small Linux Laptops And Netbooks
Post by: Leven2e on July 09, 2009, 07:39:01 PM
I think it's a bad idea. This forum is for Elonex one and Elonex One T,and its mostly identical siblings.
Title: Re: New Category? Manufacturers Of Small Linux Laptops And Netbooks
Post by: techno on July 09, 2009, 07:56:48 PM
It's called "Small Linux Laptop Forum" I assumed it was for all brands sorry

Would it be better called "Small Linux Elonex Laptop Forum"
Title: Re: New Category? Manufacturers Of Small Linux Laptops And Netbooks
Post by: Whiskers on July 10, 2009, 03:28:55 PM
The trouble with putting someone's trade name into the title of a web site, forum, etc, is that they may object to its use - or want to take the thing over.

The machines discussed here are those made by "Skytone" (particularly the 'Alpha 400' and 'Alpha 400P' models) which are marketed under a variety of brand names.  See <http://www.skytone.net.cn/en/index.php (http://www.skytone.net.cn/en/index.php)> and <http://www.cnmlifestyle.com/ (http://www.cnmlifestyle.com/)>.
Title: Re: New Category? Manufacturers Of Small Linux Laptops And Netbooks
Post by: Jay on July 10, 2009, 06:24:23 PM
Yes. The name was kept generic because of the variety of names that the 'Little Linux Laptop' goes under.  A pretty extensive list of these are on www.littlelinuxlaptop.com (http://www.littlelinuxlaptop.com)
Title: Re: New Category? Manufacturers Of Small Linux Laptops And Netbooks
Post by: techno on July 10, 2009, 08:27:13 PM
The trouble with putting someone's trade name into the title of a web site, forum, etc, is that they may object to its use - or want to take the thing over.

The machines discussed here are those made by "Skytone" (particularly the 'Alpha 400' and 'Alpha 400P' models) which are marketed under a variety of brand names.  See <http://www.skytone.net.cn/en/index.php (http://www.skytone.net.cn/en/index.php)> and <http://www.cnmlifestyle.com/ (http://www.cnmlifestyle.com/)>.

Don't think that would be an issue unless you were continualy slagging a brand off, even then manufacturers would at worst try to defentd there corner as trying to interveen can be high risk for them. But if the forum was only intended for
skytone units then I understand why you don't want to list the others