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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Let me try again.
by Dan on Wed 14th Apr 2004 05:12 UTC

Last time my comments were moderated down. I think I was misinterpreted as trolling ... sorry

What I meant to say is that I believe Apple should have created a custum Linux distribution on propriatary X86 hardware, instead of using NEXT on Power PC.

I think this LINUX distribution has got the right idea. Using off the self parts, but still maintain the quality control that comes from an integrated hardware/software solution. Using LINUX also cuts down on the R&D. The problem is, that it takes a company like Apple to pull it off. It really needs Steve Job's reality distortion field, so that people will take notice.

I never thought ebay, Yahoo, or a couple of other companies were going to make it. I think this company has the right idea, I just hope they can successfully execute!