Origami PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jamescwarren, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. jamescwarren macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2005
    Isle of Man
    My dad is trying to get a lightweight pc to take with him when he goes to work and we had found the perfect one, but then we stumbled upon the Origami PC. He was just wondering though, can you load your own software on it. Like software off of the internet or directly off of a CD? Thanks.
  2. NightLord macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2005
    ....This is a MAC forum. Origami is made by the evil corporation.

    Plus: It sucks :p

    Hope that helped
  3. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    Rather than scare you off, this is an Apple Site, and Origami is a Micro Soft project. If it's a M$ product that works with or on an Apple product, then people will likely help you.

    I will try to point you to a better place. Origami is not a PC, but rather a loose set of protocols for a UMPC, Ultra Mobile Personal Computer and its integration or use Windows and Vista.

    Yes you can add more software. Perhaps this Micro Soft forum is the place to post your question. This forum is also a good place to look for help with Microsoft products. MacRumors is a good place to get help if your useing or looking at a Apple products.

    This thread is MacRumor's thread on the topic of Origami. So far, there are few UMPCs that are for sale and well integrated with Windows. There are none for OSX- Apple's opperating system.

    Below are my comments copied from the above MacRumors Thread.

    Intel has some pages dedicated to the Origami/UMPC platform. A UMPC, Ultra Moble Personal Computer pdf. It looks like the form factor is likely variable, and it may have more than one manufacture down the line. I can't tell if Intel is just hyping UMPCs or Origami... Actualy, Intel notes nothing about Origami, people are just linking to the site as though they are.

    They have 1 cool picture and 1 ugly picture of a UMPC.
    Perhaps they are just mockups, the ugly one looks real.

    Gizmodo and The Cool Hunter note this UMPC, which is small and cool looking, runs 2 processers in serial (for power saveings).

    Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 From M$ Origami Project- not all links work yet.

    A letter from the unnamed editor of M$ Development site about mobile computing.[/URL] Talks about share of each kind of MS Os on mobile devices and where M$ plans to go with their mobil os's.

    The YouToob video of The Oriamiproject link from M$ Origami forums.

    The upshot, who cares. UMPCs are here now, and here to stay. M$ want's seamless integration of hardware and software for DRM.
    Origami not so ground breaking anymore.- I hope M$ proves me wrong. I wish Apple would enter the UMPC market.

    Perhaps you should ask, "What computer should my dad get that is small and made by Apple?"

    Apple users are a friendly sort, as a whole, but there are thoes that are rather single minded and rather agressive. People wouldn't refer to Apple users as "members of the Cult of Mac" if people wern't so devoted to Apple and it's products. They make good hardware and software. And there are lots of bennifits to using a Mac with OS X.

    I hope this helped.

  4. ethen macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2005
    look at paperbackpc.com, they have some nix origigami like pc
  5. tag macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2005
    PA, US
    Cool, neat site. I would love one of those cellphones with the roll-out screen. It's like something out of a movie. :D
  6. ethen macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2005
    i know, it looks pretty futuristic :p like those you see on movies :p
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Very nice post Eniregnat; plenty of good advice and links. :)

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