$190 Netbook running Ubuntu

Simmtronics, IBM and Canonical bring $190 Simmbook to emerging markets — Engadget: ” That confluence of companies means the netbook will run on Ubuntu Netbook Remix and come pre-loaded with IBM’s Client for Smart Work, which includes Lotus Symphony and access to various cloud-based services. As for the netbook itself, it’s about as basic as you might expect, including the usual 10-inch display, Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, three-cell battery, and a 160GB hard drive (with a few upgrades available). Then again, it is available off-the-shelf for just $190 right now, and IBM and Simmtronics are apparently working with various clients to offer the netbook at ‘a competitive price’ to other countries around the world.”

(Via Engadget.)

Hope it makes the UK. I got a friend desperate for a cheap full-feature netbook.