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Thread: India to sell $35 dollar Linux Tablet, competes with Ipad

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    Now maybe Linux will get somewhere

    This if anything is what linux needs to get somewhere.


    India has come up with the world's cheapest "laptop", a touchscreen computing device that costs $35 (£23).

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010...heapest-laptop

    "Sibal said the Linux-based device was expected to be introduced to higher education institutions from 2011 and the aim was to drop the price further to $20, and ultimately to $10."

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    Re: Now maybe Linux will get somewhere

    I wonder if the guy speaking at the press conference works for a few dollars a day.

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    Re: Now maybe Linux will get somewhere

    Oh an IPad ("I" stands for India ). Looks cool and it's dirt cheap, if it works as advertised, this is awesome.

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    Re: Now maybe Linux will get somewhere

    Linux is already "somewhere" - it runs a huge number of servers and embedded devices.

    Plus it runs quite a few desktops too.

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    Re: Now maybe Linux will get somewhere

    $35! I want one!
    Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

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    Re: Now maybe Linux will get somewhere

    The barrier to Linux adoption has never been cost...

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    Re: Now maybe Linux will get somewhere

    2011 will be the year of the Linux desktop.
    Go out, do stuff

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    Re: Now maybe Linux will get somewhere

    I hope they have at least some way of using a (digitizer) pen on the device - touch is mostly useless when education is concerned.

    It's still dirt cheap and hence
    MERA BHARAT MAHAN. (=My India is Great)
    YAY!!!!

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    Re: Now maybe Linux will get somewhere

    Can I raid some of them together!!
    "Meddle not with roos; thou art crunchy and grasshopper-like" ※The SABRFL※

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    Re: Now maybe Linux will get somewhere

    Interesting, maybe they will drop the price on the I-pad to compete with it.

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