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They wanna sell this?
Posted Mar 16, 2003 18:35 UTC (Sun) by pardasaniman (guest, #10164)
Upfront they say that Lindows is not compatible with MS software, whereas it comes with crossover office.
Secondly, they say upfront that one MUST buy a 99/a subscription for software via click 'n run. Again not entirely true.
They upfront tell that the VIA processor functions like a Celeron 733
They say nothing about the free office suites, the GIMP, media players. They mention the cons but not the pros.
To a customer, this sounds like a cheap product that will cost them oodles of cash on the subscription fees.
Posted Mar 16, 2003 18:37 UTC (Sun) by pardasaniman (guest, #10164)
The press release mentions the pros. The website : http://www.thebrick.com/Application/Cart/ProductDetails.asp?TraderId=34DC92B9-3DBD-438F-AA0B-BD0F699D5896&ProductId=4AE5AD25-AF73-4165-A7D3-3BACE743735E&CategoryId=18299ACE-E52A-442F-8CE5-A29C59DFF8D4&CategoryTracking=7A67932C%2D2B75%2D4A12%2D9D93%2D27C7F2101D86%2CD83031A7%2D06EF%2D4BFE%2D8F25%2DFD441F160A2F%2C18299ACE%2DE52A%2D442F%2D8CE5%2DA29C59DFF8D4
says nothing about the pros
Posted Mar 17, 2003 13:02 UTC (Mon) by ami.ganguli (guest, #9613)
Informed users - those who know what Linux/Lindows is and know that they want it - won't be put of by these. Uninformed users should be warned that they might now be getting what they think they're buying.
For the moment, at least, I think the best market for them is computer types who want to set up friends/relatives with simple machines for e-mail and web surfing.
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