__/ [ Jim Richardson ] on Monday 29 May 2006 21:35 \__
> On Mon, 29 May 2006 10:26:43 +0100,
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> __/ [ B Gruff ] on Monday 29 May 2006 09:51 \__
>>> On Monday 29 May 2006 04:02 Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> Hewlett-Packard are doing them as well. The beginning of the end to
>>>> iBooks and laptop monoculture?
>>> "What about support? "
>>> "Have you ever called Microsoft when you have a Windows problem? It's
>>> more likely you called the teenager down the street. "
>>> This company understands the real world then?:-)
>> A bit immature, I must admit, but it will appeal to a _certain_ audience.
>> These systems could soon become infectious. One boy may soon boast that
>> new XGL-enabled lap/desktop (they don't do just laptops) and leave that
>> other 'Vista boy' eating humble pie. That's the point where the _better_
>> O/S will win. Here's Dapper doing what Vista will not be able to do, even
>> in 2007.
>> As silly as it may be, eye candy _sells_.
> The little minipc is nice, gigabit ethernet, and fw/sub2.0, plus a
> decent amount of RAM. Not bad.
You can get the same specs for cheaper. It would be extensible too, unlike
that 'lunchbox'. These designs just reminds me of that 'Macs are Sexy'
slogan. So what it all boils down to is this:
Do you want work to be done effectively or do you seek 'XGL masturbation', as
one guy called it recently?