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Re: Gates Mocks $100 Linux Laptop

  • Subject: Re: Gates Mocks $100 Linux Laptop
  • From: William Poaster <wp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 13:17:08 +0000
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On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 06:52:42 -0600, Linønutlinønut wrote:

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
> wisdom:
>> All news from the past 10 hours.
>> http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060316/tc_nm/microsoft_gates_dc
> First:
>    "Hardware is a small part of the cost" of providing computing
>    capabilities, he said, adding that the big costs come from network
>    connectivity, applications and support.

Bullshit :-

"the bill of materials (BOM) for a fully fledged PC can still be dominated
by the cost of a Windows OS. That cost has maintained its big slice of the
pie chart forever, while all around the software, the price of hardware
has declined."

> And then the next paragraph, said immediately before this shit:
>    Before his critique, Gates showed off a new "ultra-mobile computer"
>    which runs Microsoft Windows on a seven-inch (17.78-centimeter) touch
>    screen.

"According to the report, Sir Mr Gates said that just after he'd displayed
an Origami seven inch device, a device which could cost as much as $1,000."
>    Those machines are expected to sell for between $599 and $999,
>    Microsoft said at the product launch last week.

It's sour grapes, on Buttcrust's part. He can't match Google & MIT's
machine on price,  so he tried to debunk them instead. Typical M$ crappola.

> Bill Gates is an asshole.

Brass bound & gold plated too.

SuSE 10.1 OSS Beta3 (Agama Lizard)

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