Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Mar 2013 23:41 UTC, submitted by Nth_Man
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "HP, the worlds biggest PC vendor as of 2012, has today launched a brand new all-in-one PC running Ubuntu. But the real 'wow' factor comes from its pricing. At just GBP 349 HP have pitched the PC well within the reach of your average consumer. A similar, though not identical, model is also available with Windows 8 priced at GBP 499."
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RE: Wrong audience
by BushLin on Wed 6th Mar 2013 20:46 UTC in reply to "Wrong audience"
BushLin
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2011-01-26

I think you're right, this isn't aimed at people who already run Linux. This is aimed at being the lowest possible cost iMac-a-like that Joe Bloggs might pick up at Tesco while doing the weekly shop.

HP are gambling that typical user needs (i.e. not people who read OS news) can be met with Ubuntu; Win8 has probably helped their decision since they'll probably get just as big a proportion of angry calls about the user interface from those sales.

Surely a bigger userbase is a good thing for Linux... isn't it?
Noooo... we'll get GUI instead of an arbitrarily located text files and n00bs infesting the forums ;)

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