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PC World: De-Geeking Linux [LinuxOne's Ready Drive]Dec 02, 1999, 18:33 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexandra Krasne)
"LinuxOne's preloaded [Ready Drive] drive comes in two sizes: a 13.5GB IBM Ultra-DMA66 7200-rpm drive with a 2MB buffer, priced at $169.95, or a 17.3GB Fujitsu Ultra-DMA66 5400-rpm drive priced at $199.95. LinuxOne charges shipping and handling for each. At the end of the year, the drive prices will increase."
"Instead of having customers download the LinuxOne OS off the company's site or buy a CD, LinuxOne adds $20 to the price of the hard drive and makes a profit. The company is aiming primarily at first-time Linux users..."
"It would seem that those who are not comfortable installing Linux might not be too crazy about setting up a hard drive either. While tinkering with your computer's guts might make you queasy, Kawczynski promises LinuxOne will help if you get stuck."
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