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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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    You can pry my desktop from my cold, dead hands...

    This looks neat, but it is in no way poised to kill the desktop or laptop market. As far as I know, using a computer on a television is a horrible experience. The fonts are too small and the entire system is unintuitive.

    I'd rather spend the cash on a Pi and be done with it.

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    I see it as Dell getting desperate, I read they are considering going private. The desktop is dying as the tablet market rises.

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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 kunai View Post
    As far as I know, using a computer on a television is a horrible experience. The fonts are too small and the entire system is unintuitive.
    I'm typing this from my television right now. In Gnome shell advanced settings you can use the slider to scale the DE to your TV and then use the no squint extension to zoom all webpages.

    At the end of the day I would put my money into a cheap htpc rather than either an internet ready tv or streamer. I just don't think that these are up to the task. On the other hand, they'd probably make a great home server for streaming and the like.

    Of course I could be wrong in term. I've seen streamers come a long way in the last year--delivering an extra picture.
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    Re: What's your thoughts on a $50 computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by kunai View Post
    You can pry my desktop from my cold, dead hands...

    This looks neat, but it is in no way poised to kill the desktop or laptop market. As far as I know, using a computer on a television is a horrible experience. The fonts are too small and the entire system is unintuitive.

    I'd rather spend the cash on a Pi and be done with it.

    Actually, it works really good. I use it all the time. I have my desktop connected to my TV. I no longer use a dedicated PC monitor.

    The fonts can be made bigger. I run it on 1080P.

    As for a $50 computer, I would not buy it. For such a price the have to cut away pretty much. So you can expect a computer that is very slow. And can hardly do anything with it. The netbooks were cheap, but not that cheap. And they were pretty bad.
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