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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The Emtec Gdium Liberty 1000 netbook is made from a different mold than most of the mini-laptops available today. I mean sure, it has a 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and it’s about the same size and shape as every other 10 inch netbook. But it shuns the usual Intel Atom processor for a 900MHz Loongson CPU and instead of a hard drive the computer has a removable USB key.
Because the Emtec Gdium Liberty 1000 uses a MIPS based CPU instead of an x86 based one, it can’t run Windows XP, Vista, or 7. Instead it ships with a custom version of Mandriva Linux.