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Re: Debunking the Linux Netbook "locked down" myth

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 07 February 2009 13:50 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Homer belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> The first observation that I'd make is that the default GUI is gorgeous,
>> even if some complain it's too "simple", the fact is it's perfect for a
>> small display like this. Also, the desktop is actually just XFCE with a
>> launcher application running on top of it, and clicking on file manager
>> brings up XFCE's Thunar.
> Similar with the Sugar GUI.  Odd at first, but suited to the limited size of
> the screen.
>> So it occurred to me that I could launch a terminal by simply navigating
>> to /usr/bin in Thunar's address bar. As I was typing, the autocomplete
>> feature popped up "Terminal", I hit return, and got what looked
>> suspiciously like gnome-terminal running bash.
> As long as there's a terminal app, a Linux user is "good-to-go"!
>> After getting a funny look from one of the salesmen (I was running "top"
>> at that moment), ...
> Ohmigod!  A command-line app!  The Horror!
>> The only thing this device has going against it, is the fact that the
>> CPU is made by Intel (charity killers). Had it not been for that, I
>> might actually have bought it on the spot.
>> So what I want to know is, when will someone come out with an AMD based
>> 64-bit Linux Netbook, 'cos I want one.
> Build your own ! <grin>
>    http://laptoplogic.com/resources/detail.php?id=22

...Or build one to deploy on 5,000 sub-notebooks in your enterprise.
Versatility is very important. Google has its own desktop distribution
(Goobuntu) and IBM too.

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