Mar 13, 2006
Leaked memo from Intel shows Major Linux Effort
Again, we want to understand how Intel can champion a Linux PC in China where it expects to sell hundreds of millions of units, but either can't or won't champion one here.
The machine is not a stripped-down bargain unit, according to project leaders in Beijing. The first farmer-oriented PC released today is a really user-friendly PC, not a simplified PC, said Ma Lin, director of BMSTC.
Now, ask any mainstream reporter from ZDnet, C/Net, ComputerWorld, Forbes.com, USA Today and the New York Times about Linux computers. They will say in unison that a user-friendly Linux PC does not exist. Linux is hard, doesn't have the drivers to work with standard Intel-type hardware, much less the newer hardware from China. No one wants it, they want Windows!
"Yet the Proposed Final Judgment allows many exclusionary practices to continue, and does not take any direct measures to reduce the Applications Barrier to Entry faced by new entrants to the market."
"IBM spends $5 billion a year on R&D. And we're putting a billion dollars behind Linux. But even all that is nothing compared to what the Linux community will generate spontaneously."
"Like the Internet, Linux is the next open, freely accessible standard around which the IT and developer world is rallying. Once the standard is agreed upon, innovation and progress accelerate. Linux is the agreement."
Computing for the blind:
GNU/Linux, now !
- Insert the CD
- Boot up your PC
- Wait a few seconds (well, a few minutes)
- Select a speech synthesizer
- That's all, GNU/Linux is yours!
General Help with GNU/Linux:
Just a few of the documents available at the LDP:
Software: Getting it:
Software: Using it:
The more I use Fvwm, the less patience I have with the limitations of newer, supposedly better Window Managers.
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"...we open-source programmers do not do these things for a 5-minute spot on CNN, we do these things because they are cool, and interesting, and make the world a better place for everyone."
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