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    What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    http://arstechnica.com/information-t...oject-ophelia/
    It looks like Dell is moving to a smaller PC, like the Raspberry pi. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi
    I see the Ophelia is running Android. I wish they would pre-install Ubuntu instead of Android. It seems that Android is coming out an more devices then any other Linux disto.
    What's your thought on all of this?
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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    it's silly they went with android on the other hand android is made for low power maschines, while ubuntu has quite high system requirements.
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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Many Samsung TV's have PC's and networking built-in. So it's going to be a battle between the TV manufacturers and the PC manufacturers.
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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Prefer the Raspberry Pi to this...

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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by tgalati4 View Post
    Many Samsung TV's have PC's and networking built-in. So it's going to be a battle between the TV manufacturers and the PC manufacturers.
    I think you are right on this one. Between TV's Settop boxes Bluray DVD players with built in Internet they will have others to compete with.
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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Thats quite cool ^^

    New technology of micro PC's / portable PC's rise. Android is a smart move. People seem less scared of Android then Linux.

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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    it's silly they went with android on the other hand android is made for low power maschines, while ubuntu has quite high system requirements.
    It wouldn't be hard to tweak ubuntu to whatever the requirements were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    it's silly they went with android
    Why is it a silly choice?
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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    If it can easily plug into a tv then I'm sure that in future it will also be easy to plug into a monitor.

    Why Android? Android is very efficient and fast on that type of hardware. More people are familiar with it too.

    Why not Ubuntu? Ubuntu has quite high hardware requirements and takes quite alot of disk space. If you click Google Play on an android device it should come up pretty quickly, try clicking the App Store on Ubuntu and on many machines you will get substantial lag between clicking the application and it actually being usable. Android is more responsive on low end hardware.

    Ubuntu mobile may change all that, however they are taking a long time to release that. Android is already out in the wild so everyone knows what they are going to get.

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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    This little device is easy to carry around, but to use it you also need a keyboard and mouse. The mouse will fit in my pocket, but not the keyboard. I will keep carrying my my laptop or tablet around because it's all in one.
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