I bet you’ve forgotten all about the legendary Pinebook, have you? Well, I can’t blame you. In the Linux world you see many bright eyed and naiive enthusiasts with great ideas … and no stamina at all. So many dreams are just pipedreams and stay in the realm of legends forever. Not so the Pinebook! Look:
Ok, well, next month they start selling. Probably via Ali Express or Alibaba or so. Because the Pinebooks will be manufactured in China, Ali is the way to go I suppose. Yes, they will be rather weaklish on the ARM chips BUT for that price? Who am I to complain, eh? In fact it’s not important at all, as Open Source hardware they won’t get in the way when we install all sorts of fancy Linuxes on them. Nice Linux throwaway machines, I guess we’ll order not only one but a bunch of ’em thingies. In both sizes, although my heart beats for the 11.6″ model … and oh, let’s hope they’ll be available in black as well. White plastic looks sooo Apple-ish and we wanna avoid that, don’t we?
Anyhoo, as South African residents we’re in a strategic union with China, in so far we have hope that our customs people won’t milk us dry. You Americans otoh, let’s just hope your new presi won’t start a war with China, it might look bleak for your order then.
Nooo, command back! I just remembered Pinebook have their own website where you can order your shitty laptops. So you can forget about the Alis. They’ll still ship from China though. 😮