Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th May 2006 20:03 UTC, submitted by anonymous
AMD Eighteen months after shipping, AMD's Personal Internet Communicator, aimed at lowering the cost of computing so half the world could enjoy Internet access by 2015, apparently still doesn't run Linux. It now appears the design may actually be rigged to block the use of Linux.
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RE[2]: So let me get it staright...
by capricorn_tm on Fri 5th May 2006 16:45 UTC
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And a linux licence completely free.

Sorry pal, but you're totally missing the point. This comp is locked because it was made that way and the licence, on an overall basis, costs probably more than the hardware itself. Did you see the stats?

They put CE inside and locked it on purpose to use it as a beachhead for windows in developping nations ( IMO).
Creating a linux custom for that machine isn't that difficult at all.
And on the long run, cheaper.

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