Author Topic: MiniBook as sold by Maplin and Novatech  (Read 5622 times)

Pseud O Nym

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MiniBook as sold by Maplin and Novatech
« on: September 11, 2008, 10:43:40 PM »
I think this is the same device as the Elonex Onet

Device manufacturer:
http://www.cnmlifestyle.com/

Chipset manufacturer's Linux page:
http://www.ingenic.cn/eng/productServ/kfyd/Linux/pfCustomPage.aspx

The site of a Dutch guy who's had some success in hacking software and hardware. This includes links to the Dutch importer's site that are also worth looking at:
http://members.home.nl/janrinze/trendtac.html

Pseud O Nym

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Re: MiniBook as sold by Maplin and Novatech
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 11:58:09 PM »
There's obviously quite a few of us interested in this:
http://littlelinuxlaptop.com/software.htm

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Re: MiniBook as sold by Maplin and Novatech
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 04:56:29 PM »
Did you notice that their products are similar to other Elonex offerings, the SATA drive caddy and the cube media player?

Obviously these have been source from the same supplier and just tweaked and re-badged accoringly.

Also notice the CnM has released the complete source code. Elonex should be forthcoming with their source code (or source code changes), if they abide by the terms of the GPL.

Some of the software is quite old (AbiWord is now 2.6.4, v2.4.5 was in released in mid-2006).

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Re: MiniBook as sold by Maplin and Novatech
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008, 04:39:25 PM »
Yes, it's interesting to compare the CnM's specs here:

http://194.150.201.35/cnmlifestyle/specification.htm

with the ElonexOne T ones here:

http://www.littlelinuxlaptop.com/hardware.htm

The only difference I could see is that the CnM has a line in, not a mic.in. Could that be a mistake? So coud we say with a good degree of certainty that they definitely are the same machine, and the source codes would be the same?  ;)

Interesting to read the CnM's FAQ which gives a good run down on setting up the wifi  :o  Also, it confirms that SD cards and USB memory sticks can only be a maximum of 4GB.