Aug 14, 2010

Triple boot: Linux, OS X and Windows 7 with Axon Haptic

This is what you might be wanting! A person can use different operating system at different times, Once having a easy use with the windows 7 and a little bit handy use with the Linux. This gadget makes it possible for you, called as the Axon Haptic. This Gadget has all the features of using an Internet, memory cards, I can say its almost a laptop with the touch screen as of the Apple's iPad. But in Haptic you can have what ever operating system you need.

What is Haptic capable of?

This runs on the Open Source Software, so its free of using any operating system. It uses the Darwin OS in it, I mean it, Pure Darwin. Its the worlds most secured system of now. Going back Apple had used this Kernel in their Snow leopard which is a Darwin OS, Now you might get an idea of what its capable of! You can use any of the three operating systems. Capable of connecting to internet, can use the whole internet as of you use in the PC's. Coming to its screen its a touch screen with high quality touch, Can be touched using a stylus, your finger and even can use a glove to interface the screen. And more over it doesn't use the Apple's original OS, It used the OS X( hachintosh)

According to Axon:
Besides using only quality components, they are specifically chosen to be compatible with Darwin. That gives you the freedom to run, in addition to Windows and Linux, any* Darwin OS. Darwin and all of its required components such as the mach_kernel and kexts are on an EFI partition to make it effortless to install your favorite XNU/Darwin OS. Just pop in the disk, and follow the directions.
Let us have a clear look at its specifications:

  • 1.6GHz Atom N270 (other trims will be available)
  • 10″ 1024×600 LED-backlit LCD
  • Resistive touchscreen w/ built-in stylus
  • 2 200-pin SO-DIMM slots (2GB standard)
  • 2.5″ HDD bay (320GB standard)
  • 1.3MP webcam
  • Wi-Fi (A/B/G/N)
  • 3G SIM slot (AT&T or Verizon)
  • Built-in speaker
  • 3x USB, Headphone, mic, Ethernet, VGA ports, card reader
  • On-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition
  • Removable battery (3000mAh, ~3hrs)
  • 0.9kg (just under 2lb)

They are estimating the cost upto $800 or $750, Its a little costly but shall look how far its better than an iPad to use. So now using an iPad or Axon logic, Comment your views about this Gadget.

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