timjowers at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 03:19:30 EDT 2010
Is there any competitor to iPad you've seen? I've got a call into the
right person at The Shack and this could be a HUGE win for Linux if we
can deliver something superior to iPad. I saw several Android Pads and
the unit price is around $200 on Alibaba; but, does anyone have any
solid information on a Linux Pad?
P.S> Apple's game is refinement. We can do this too. I remember the
Newton and the Handspring. And the Tablet PC's. And the old MP3
players. Apple just cleans these up and charges 300% more. Seems like
there's a market to pay more for a cleaned up product!
On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Joseph Tate <dragonstrider at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think you're out of luck, Microsoft's monopoly enabled predatory
> pricing has driven Linux out of the market. Microsoft priced XP Home
> at $10/machine, and for that price premium, nobody bought the slightly
> lower priced Linux versions. You can still order them from HP and
> probably Dell, but otherwise you're paying the Microsoft tax. I
> looked at TigerDirect.com to see if they might have some refurbs
> still, but I was unsuccessful.
> http://www.linux-netbook.com/ may direct you to better search terms.
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 10:50 PM, Henry Middleton <hm1315 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is there a local vendor where I can get a netbook with Ubuntu pre-installed?
>> I want it pre-installed so that:
>> 1) I do not need to pay for a copy of Windows that I will remove anyway
>> 2) I know the hardware is Linux-friendly.
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