timjowers at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 15:50:36 EDT 2010
For sure Newton is enough to prove Jobs is not "just lucky"!!!
On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 3:27 PM, William Sutton <william at trilug.org> wrote:
> I wonder if the old apple newton wouldn't qualify as predating Microsoft in
> the tablet PC market...
> William Sutton
> On Wed, 27 Oct 2010, Tim Jowers wrote:
>> Freedscale has a Linux tablet targeted at $200.
>> Others are releasing these too. Its sorta funny since the Windows
>> tablets have been out for several years. I guess Jobs claim to fame is
>> repackaging an existing product in a nicer package. Well, maybe one of
>> these Linux tablets can even beat him. For sure, Linux is way more
>> standard than Apple.
>> E.g. Shogo tablet:
>> and a whole host of Android tablets such as
>> Truly commodity hardware! It wasn't 15 years ago when the hardware
>> vendors were shooting to break the $1000 price barrier. Now the price
>> is falling right into impulse buying areas!
>> Tim Jowers
>> On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Kevin Hunter <hunteke at earlham.edu> wrote:
>>> At 10:50pm -0400 Thu, 21 Oct 2010, Henry Middleton wrote:
>>>> Is there a local vendor where I can get a netbook with Ubuntu
>>>> I want it pre-installed so that:
>>>> 1) I do not need to pay for a copy of Windows that I will remove
>>>> 2) I know the hardware is Linux-friendly.
>>> There was an Ask Slashdot about this a couple of years ago that I thought
>>> had some good discussion. Let me test my google fu ... yes:
>>> Some of the comments may be pertinent to your decision, but I think it
>>> down to three things:
>>> 1. How much time are you willing to invest in this?
>>> 2. Linux is hardy so you only need to make sure that the there is
>>> driver support for all the pieces and parts before you buy the
>>> machine. Much more so than Windows, Linux will Just Work if it
>>> has a driver.
>>> 3. How much cash are you willing to spend?
>>> Don't forget that unless you have a personal investment in this, time
>>> money; you'll be hard pressed -- living in USA and posting on this
>>> list -- to make a case that much more than 10 minutes is worth the ~$10
>>> might save.
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