Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2006 11:27 UTC
Linspire Linspire has started another attempt at selling computers pre-installed with their operating system - this time by teaming up with Mirus - called the Koobox. Ars looks at the situation: "At this point it is hard to assess the potential of the Koobox systems. If it succeeds, the product could help legitimize desktop Linux and bring it further into the mainstream. Regardless of how many get sold, the availability of yet another budget Linux PC illuminates the growing popularity of the Linux platform, and contributes to the perception that Linux is applicable to desktop computing."
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Re: Amd 64-bit for 499?
by microshag on Mon 9th Jan 2006 18:55 UTC
microshag
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2005-11-30

"Can someone enlighten why anyone should buy koobox?"

Agreed. It's not really that great a deal. Neither are the Linux pcs that Walmart sells online. What Linux really needs is somebody like eMachines to offer a Linux model. These generic companies aren't giving you enough for the money.

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