|Paul Robert Marino
|Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Has anyone else seen these
|I've been asleep in that cave called work. In addition I've been
distracted by the process of looking for a new job. I agree its not
quite as versitile as your old picture book but in some ways its better.
What realy got my attention about it was the crowd it was drawing. Its
realy the first linux device I've seen do that. I think there are three
factors that are in its favor the price, the simple interface and the
fact that people are finaly getting fedup with microsoft. For the first
time I can remember the majority of windows users I speak to don't want
the latest microsoft os (vista)on their computers. Dispite eric ramonds
coments about linux as a desktop os in the linux journal a few months
ago this gives me hope that GNU Linux will be widly adopted as a desktop
os by the general public. For the average pc user the only reasons they
buy full PC's is because they want microsoft office or they don't know
there is an alternitive. Lets face it video game consoles are much
better for video games than most PC's. The hassle that most users have
with their home PC is making them feed up. This device has the potential
to allow users to see their are viable alternitives to microsoft windows
and even microsoft office. Has any one tried to loby Gale Brewer about
this. Specificaly her little group in the city councle is always looking
for a way to get pc's to under privleged neighbor hoods. Starting at 300
this fits the bill. In addition there are schools that would be
intrested in this because it would be easy for them to get grants to
give these to their students. I think there needs to be a full P.R.
campian launched around this device.
On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 2:49 pm, Ruben Safir wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 12:58:12PM -0500, Paul Robert Marino wrote:
>> has any one else seen these
>> the Asus Eee Pc
>> its a tiny laptop with a solid state(Flash memory) drive that comes
>> pre-installed with Linux
>> i was in J and R computers the other day and a saw a big crowd in the
>> laptop department i was curious what every one was looking at and it
>> was to my surprise a 300 dollar Linux laptop. later when i got home i
>> saw my new issue of the GNU Linux journal which reviewed it. it got
>> the best reviews I've ever seen on shopper.cnet.com by a lot of non
>> technical people. i must admit i was impressed by this tiny little
>> laptop with a 7" screen that has openoffice2 and Penguin Racer( a.k.a.
>> Tux Racer). its slick it runs a strip down version of Xandros, however
>> a quick google search and i found instructions on how to bring up the
>> terminal and use apt-get to install a full KDE desktop. its the
>> coolest Linux device I've seen yet it definitely beat the cool factor
>> of my Sharp Zuraus when i got it and its base model is cheaper too.
>> What i was most impressed by was all of the people who had no clue
>> what GNU Linux was looking at it, playing with it, and buying it. It
>> is J and R's best seller right now. this is a significant thing for
>> GNU Linux it means that there is a very good chance Linux will capture
>> the new solid state ultra portable laptop market.
> Where have you been. I already got one, wrote about it and showed it
> at lake Placid. Its not everything a Picture book was, but it is a
> positive step.
>> I think there is finally an economic replacement for your picture book
>> its actually smaller and has a webcam
> http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Interesting Stuff
> http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
> So many immigrant groups have swept through our town that Brooklyn,
> like Atlantis, reaches mythological proportions in the mind of the
> world - RI Safir 1998
> http://fairuse.nylxs.com DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI
> Safir 2002
> "Yeah - I write Free Software...so SUE ME"
> "The tremendous problem we face is that we are becoming sharecroppers
> to our own cultural heritage -- we need the ability to participate in
> our own society."
> "> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be
> You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have
> been attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt. I
> guess you missed that one."
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