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Computer Business Review: Linux Meets Ballmer's Call for $100 PC

Nov 25, 2004, 13:00 (17 Talkback[s])

"Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer's recent call for the creation of a $100 PC to help emerging markets has been met with a response by a company called SolarPC with a new Linux-based personal computer.

"Ballmer laid down the challenge for the computer industry to create a $100 PC in October, arguing that it would encourage emerging nations and help to thwart software piracy by reducing total systems costs..."

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