Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 13th Apr 2004 20:17 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews What happens when ex-Lycoris employees join a Linux-friendly hardware computer reseller? Apparently, a new desktop Linux distro with a kick: the hardware that comes with it is meant to give you the Apple experience. ION Linux is a Debian-based distro that is meant to work well with the hardware it sells with. Read on for our interview with Element Computer's Mike Hjorleifsson (one of the founders and CTO) regarding their new upcoming products and a screenshot of ION.
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by Square on Tue 13th Apr 2004 22:31 UTC

compiling the linux kernel to only work with the hardware they sell you is a nice touch (assuming thats what they do) its hardly the "Mac experience", thats like saying HP gives you the mac experience becouse it only installs the drivers for your hardware in windows. unless they meen extreemly high prices for example want 1 gig of ram insted of the 512 they give you it costs 369$, wtf how much is is 333MHz DDR again, I know its not 396$ for a 512Meg stick. adding 1.5 gigs of ram costs almost 2k, im sorry ram doesnt cost that much. While interesting that a small store is offering its own distro of linux preinstalled it doesn't amount to much.