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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It'll never work
by Dean9921 on Wed 14th Apr 2004 14:02 UTC

Vendor lock-ins don't work long-term. Ask Tandy or Zenith about their proprietary vendor lock-in scams for their computers. The only reason why it works for Apple is because they have hardware & software that's rock-solid, as well as over 25 years of business savvy.

If element had something brand new to offer then that might be something worth taking a second glance at. This will simply be another version of Linux. One tied tightly to a hardware platform that the user probably wont have any control over as far as upgrades go.

No thank you. I'm not spending money on something from Element when there so many other alternatives. Working alternatives like SuSE, Mandrake, Xandros, Lycoris, FreeBSD, and a bunch of others.