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[News] Tesco Sells Dual-boot PCs (with Linux)

  • Subject: [News] Tesco Sells Dual-boot PCs (with Linux)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Dec 2009 11:39:11 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Acer D250 N270 1GB 160GB 7H Black XP Android 10.1â Netbook

http://direct.tesco.com/q/N.2000100/Nr.99.aspx?Ns=P_HIDDEN_Stock_Available|1||P_SORT_Price&btnResultSort.x=29&btnResultSort.y=10

CompuLab Announces Fit-PC2i Windows-7-or-Ubuntu Nettop

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| Other features include 5.1-channel audio, Wi-
| Fi, four USB 2.0 ports, and choice between 
| Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP Home with 
| SP3, Ubuntu Linux 8.04, or "other operating 
| systems" that you choose to install on your 
| own.
| 
| The Fit-PC2i will start shipping in January 
| for an as-yet undetermined price. 
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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/compulab_announces_fitpc2i_windows7orubuntu_nettop


Recent:

Tesco's PC Buyers Guide

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| It's worth reminding readers at this point
| that Linux is completely free. You can
| install it on as many PCs as you like, all
| free of charge. Microsoft charge "per PC",
| they also now have "family packs" where
| they let you install Windows 7 on a
| whopping three PCs for only Â150. Windows
| is NEVER free, even if the vendors choose
| not to tell you how much you're paying for
| it. Not only is Linux free to install on
| as many PCs as you like, you can also
| distribute copies legally freely to anyone
| you like, who can in turn install on as
| many PCs as they like and redistribute if
| they want.
|
| There are no conditions on the use of the
| software either, so if you use an office
| suite to do college homework on, and have
| a side income of being an ebay trader,
| Open Office does not care, where Microsoft
| Office will likely be installed as a "home
| and student" license. Does being a trader
| count as "commercial use"? If so,
| Microsoft want more money from you.
|
| If being free of cost is not enough, Open
| Office also uses proper implementations of
| open standards like ODF which means any
| documents you create in Open Office you
| will open, edit etc perfectly in any other
| open standard office suite like KOffice.
| Microsoft pay lip service to ODF only
| because large government customers are
| demanding it. They reluctantly offer
| partial support which was never intended
| to work properly, as they tried to get
| their own OOXML approved as a
| replacement.Microsoft's corruption of the
| ISO with ballot stuffing etc is a whole
| subject on it's own, so feel free to
| explore that if it interests you.
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http://thistleweb.co.uk/blog/tesco-pc-buyers-guide


Tesco tills go titsup

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| According to PA, about 100 stores are affected, and the problems are being
| rectified by rebooting the checkouts.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/11/tesco_tills/
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