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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Few questions...
by Anonymous on Wed 14th Apr 2004 04:50 UTC

Hi Mike, few questions for you.

First, let me say that I think it's a great idea,
if it works right out of the box and it's trivial
to use, update, configure.

Any plans to release it with CrossOver office
and/or Microsoft Office built-in... as an option?

That would be nice instead of dealing with
StarOffice, OpenOffice or KOffice issues...

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, mostly...
especially on a laptop for PowerPoint presentation.
I think few people will love to have that.

Do you plan to duplicate most wanted 'deb' files
for your platform, if so, how does a customer
proceed to vote/request for such? On your Website ?

Is it possible to easily uninstall/reinstall packages?
(not only install/upgrade)

Let's say going from KDE 3.2 to 3.3 in the near future...
or Linux Kernel 2.6.x to 2.6.y, OpenSSH, glibc, etc.
[ Usually, nightmares on other distros... RH9 ]

Do you plan to notice users to upgrade there thing
(KDE applet) to tell them "upgrade your system",
for instance, for latest security patch?

Does it come with an intuitive KDE interface for packaging?
If so, do you plan to release it for general debian community?

Does the laptop comes with a wireless LAN card?

Is it possible to connect/disconnect/reconnect 'on the fly' to various Wireless networks on the fly automagically?

Samething with printers (a better CUPS)...

Tip: If it does all that maybe you should send trial version
to some editorial people for marketing purposes.
Especially, those who complained for any of the above! ;)

Fix an itch, get famous?