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Dell to start selling computers with Ubuntu Linux
« on: May 02, 2007, 11:44:14 pm »
http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3674996

Pretty cool, I think. May somewhat bring the prices of Dells down. Well, probably not, but one can dream...
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Re: Dell to start selling computers with Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2007, 09:00:13 am »


a friend of mine is a linux nut and hes quie impressed they went with ubuntu


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Re: Dell to start selling computers with Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2007, 12:34:43 pm »
I have heard that Linux boxes cost the same, or possibly more than identical hardware preloaded with Windows, because the Linux boxes ship completely clean aside from the apps that come with Ubuntu like OpenOffice and Firefox, while Windows boxes ship with all kinds of lame AOL ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- and stuff like that preinstalled, which Dell gets paid for.  If that's true, it's too bad and takes away a little bit of the appeal of having a free OS for the general consumer. 
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Re: Dell to start selling computers with Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 10:37:44 pm »
You may remember that guy who wanted to make $100 laptops available for all children in America? Well, he's doing that in Eastern Europe or some ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, instead.

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Re: Dell to start selling computers with Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2007, 09:44:09 am »
You may remember that guy who wanted to make $100 laptops available for all children in America? Well, he's doing that in Eastern Europe or some ---Cleveland steamer---, instead.

I'm thinking that by "that guy" you mean this sampling of the large group of people at OLPC and by "all children in America" you mean all children in the world, and by "Eastern Europe" you probably mean quite a few third world countries including Rwanda, Uruguay, Libya, Nigeria, and Thailand.


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Re: Dell to start selling computers with Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2007, 03:26:25 pm »
Yah. I did more than imply some of my information was vague. In the stuff I read, only Negroponte was referenced, so it sounded largely like a single-person effort. In any case...

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Re: Dell to start selling computers with Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2007, 01:16:09 pm »
The $200 ASUS EEE is going to completely destroy that OLPC computer:
http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/334/C12559/

It looks great and ships with a very intuitive Linux. It's also allegedly compatible with XP (I would put TinyXP on it)

The thing I like about it is the intuitive interface. I own two "elderlys" and a child. Though my daughter is a computer whiz, I could give this laptop to the elderlys so they could "compute" like the rest of us technically savvy young folks.

Such an intuitive device is just what our complicated electronic market needs. A computer that anyone can use without reading any manuals or taking lessons.

and the price? $200, that's awesome!

http://event.asus.com/eeepc/

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