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[News] The 200 MB GNU/Linux Distro and $200 GNU/Linux PC

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TinyMe instilled new life to my HP Deskpro, Thanks to PCLinuxOS Team

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| This is fast stable version of TinyMe, a PCLinuxOS-based mini-distribution 
| designed with approx. 200 MB that packs kernel, xorg-server 1.3 and 
| a good selection of applications that you most frequently use in your daily 
| computing. Besides, if you want more Synaptic is just a click away. The most 
| pleasant experience I got from TinyMe is that it has a nice desktop 
| environment. No other distribution can be as beautiful and responsive as 
| TinyMe on Openbox and iDesk. I could not find any problem with the 
| applications. Even I did some installation/uninstallation of application and 
| some minor manual configuration, still it was felt rock solid. It is fast, 
| sleek and beautiful! Need I say any more?         


$200 computers

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| The KMart store clerk looks around and shows off the $600 or so PC, which was 
| not in her target price range. After a bit more asking the clerk goes, “Well, 
| we do have 1 machine in the back. Every store has only gotten one, but it’s 
| only $200.   
| She asks to see it, and he brings it out. Says something about having 
| Firefox, goes onto Facebook, Google Mail, has office tools, etc. She 
| goes, “that’ll work for me” and promptly buys it.  


Choice. It worked for her.

Past scenario: buy computer, be forced to get something you'll remove anyway.
Some months ago less than 1% of businesses adopted Vista. Sold, not deployed.


Will Windows Vista Succeed In 2008? Don't Count On It

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| Vista has certainly been slow out of the gate. Sure, Microsoft is putting the 
| operating system on newly shipped systems, but Vista sales didn’t benefit 
| from the upgrade surge that previous OSes got upon release. A year after it 
| began shipping, less than one percent of corporate desktops are running 
| Vista.    


Windows Vista: Sold but not deployed

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| Microsoft says it remains happy with enterprise sales of Vista -- however, 
| the software behemoth acknowledges that many businesses which have bought 
| Vista licences are yet to deploy the software.  


Windows Vista kicked out of Olympics PCs

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| Microsoft's latest version of Windows is too risky to implement for the 
| important computers managing the 2008 Olympic summer games in Beijing, said 
| the event's computer supplier and sponsor Lenovo.  


Acer: PC industry 'disappointed' with Vista

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| Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to 
| openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the 
| Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.  
| Lanci said the operating system was riddled with problems and gave users and 
| businesses no reason to buy a new PC, according to the report. Taiwan-based 
| Acer is the world's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, after HP, Dell and 
| Lenovo. 
| "The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," Lanci said. 


Interesting comment from CompUSA

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| Every single one of them he said was returned from consumers... and that they 
| (CompUSA) couldn't ship them back. As he heard, Microsoft wasn't giving 
| credit back for unsold or returned copies... and didn't want the returned 
| figures made public... He wouldn't say that every single one of them 
| exchanged for a copy of Xp, he didn't know if that was true. So, I asked how 
| many boxes did they have. Same glare, followed with a "You do not want to 
| know" type statement.      

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