On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 08:31:17 -0600, thad05 wrote:
> alt <spamtrap@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> It was bound to happen. The computer has become a commodity item and
>> the laptop is following. With computer power exceeding the needs of the
>> average user (My 3 GHz P4 usually stays scaled down to 1.5GHz). And
>> linux is a great OS to use on these platforms as they can keep the
>> costs down while delivering a functional and secure system.
>> There's another reason to use these lower powered system: they're
>> greener. The Asus Eee PC uses something on the order of 12W under
>> normal load.
> The GF mentioned the other day that OLPC is doing a 'buy two for the
> price of one' deal. You buy two of their mini-laptops, you keep one and
> the other goes to a needy child. I think maybe she was dropping a
> christmas gift hint. :) I'm actually tempted to buy four so we each
> can have one.
Yet another tempting toy. Now, if they'd only get rid of the colour
scheme and go with solid pearl, black or white.... Oh well. I guess for
the target audience...