msi-whiteDuring our last trip to Morocco which resulted in our engagement, Nina and I both took Netbooks. She took her fancy MacBookAir. I took the MSI Wind that my friends had turned into an amazing triple combo of Mac, plus Ubuntu, plus Windows XP.

Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but thanks to a special install by some friends, this 400 euros machine runs all three operating systems. And on top of that the battery lasted over twice as much as the MacBook Air, it has 3 USB ports instead of one and for pictures it had a great SD slot that of course Apple would never install because it would ruin its hardware aesthetics. In the desert climate, with a rare connection to electricity, frequent dust and sand, the MSI Wind performed like a star. Why am I telling you this?

fonera-20Because when I shared my enthusiasm with Jordi Vallejo, from Fon, he told me that the managers at MSI Wind loved Fon and it turned out that this was the case cause they loved the idea of doing a Fonera 2.0 / MSI Wind bundle which we launched today in France, Italy and Spain with more countries coming soon.

Basically, we are selling both the MSI Wind and the Fonera 2.0 for only 379 euros introductory price. I hope you like the MSI Wind as much as I do, because it has become my portable computer of choice beating not only the MacBook Air, but all the other netbooks I tested including the Dell Mini and the Asus EeePC. Here´s the link to order the bundle in Spain.

I would also like to share with you what the blogs say about the Fonera. And for technical questions I recommend you read this.

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parq on April 21, 2009  · 

That’s were I’ve told toy that:


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parq on April 21, 2009  · 

I’ve told you!!!
This is a great solution for non tech people.
The proof:


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Martin Varsavsky on April 21, 2009  · 

thank you Pablo!

fitpc2fan on April 22, 2009  · 

much better 2 bundle with fonera: fir-pc2 (from israel)

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benjaminr on April 24, 2009  · 

hi martin,

great video. what laptop could you recommend to be used with hackintosh? how long did it take u to make the MSI work?


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Martin Varsavsky on April 24, 2009  · 

You can just google MSI working as a Mac or similar searches and you will find it. Unfortunately Apple is against the practice of installing OSX in other hardware something that as a shareholder of Apple I don´t agree with cause it extends the userbase for Apple products and it makes it more likely that people will buy them.

Frank Diener on April 24, 2009  · 

A great deal, getting two nice gadgets, saving money and help growing the FON-Community. Unfortunately only in Spain, Italy and France. Germany is -as usual- far behind the times.

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benjaminr on April 24, 2009  · 

Hi Martin,

thanks for your hint. I’m seriously thinking about changing to a high end sub-notebook since the Air isn’t a solution for me and my MacBook is to heavy to carry – and I prefer a 12,1″ laptop.

If it works than i will respond with a seesmic video 🙂

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Tim on April 29, 2009  · 

Where can I buy this bundle? I am in the UK.

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Martin Varsavsky on April 29, 2009  · 

We don´t have the bundle in the UK, sorry, we don´t have the needed approvals yet.

benjaminr on May 5, 2009  · 

@martinvars u might like these German guys who put OS X on a tablet PC :

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