[Arm-netbook] CT-PC89E - translation of meaning behind this alibaba page

JLB j at twu.net
Fri Mar 26 12:39:54 GMT 2010

On Fri, 26 Mar 2010, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Michelle Konzack
> <linux4michelle at tamay-dogan.net> wrote:
>> Hello Luke,
>> Am 2010-03-26 11:31:20, hacktest Du folgendes herunter:
>>> http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/277571430/8_9_TFT_LED_2GB_NAND.html
>> The whole describtion sounds weird...
> yes i know.
>> If you scroll down, you find in "Product Details"
>>    Brand:  HONGJI
>> and below
>>    7.0-inch Netbook, 2GB NAND Flash, VIA 8500 CPU 300MHz, 128MB Memory
> yes i know!  but the photo is definitely of an 8.9in Chitech
> CT-PC89E, and it used to have, in the description subject, "Lunix and
> Linux OS".  that was changed to "Wince Compatible (not supplied)"
> within a week.
>>> could someone please provide me with their "best guess" as to what it
>>> means when, immediately following messages where a company is
>>> non-responsive, the above appears on alibaba.com, originally with the
>>> words "Linux OS" and "Lunix OS" in the title, followed one week later
>>> by REMOVAL of those words and replacement with "Wince Compatible (not
>>> supplied)", followed by modification of the machine's status to "Used"
>>> ?
>> Maybe because it is anothermachine and not the CT-PC89E
> my guess is that they cut/paste an existing 7in machine's alibaba
> description, threw in some extra words to make it like it was the
> right machine.

I second that.

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