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Re: [News] GNU/Linux Sub-notebooks at Children's Toy Stores

On 2008-11-03, 7 <web_has_email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> "Kid Computers"
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>> | So I went into the electronics section and asked about Wii availability.
>> | Then a nutty idea came to me, in a toy store yes, I asked, about "sub
>> | notebooks". The guy said that we didn't have anything except "kid
>> | computers" I looked over in the direction he was pointing and saw the
>> | "Eee" display. "Kid computers", I thought? Happy to see them I noticed
>> | the white Eee701 was Windows XP and with no flag logo I assumed (and the
>> | sales guy told me I was right) that the black Eee701 was Linux. What a
>> | great surprise to actually see the Eee701 in an electronics section of a
>> | toy store.
>> `----
>> http://www.cookingwithlinux.com/content/kid-computers
> Toy shops like Toys R Us can make a fortune by making kids PDAs.
> They merely need to spec it to Linux manufacturers and it will
> become available for under $50.
> Wonder how many product managers are thinking like that about
> free Linux in embedded Linux products?

    I've already been contemplating getting one of the normal
Linux based Asus netbooks for the wee one. We have an old Sony
laptop but it's not solidly built and always did have "ghosting"
problems. OK for light websurfing but falls down for anything
like flash games.


	The average IT manager is a less effective mentor than a 
Spongebob Squarepants cartoon.

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