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Teenage Clicks: TEENpup 2008, The Kids' Linux OS with Adult Undertones

Mar 28, 2008, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lawson)

"Computer hardware manufacturers obviously feel there's a large untapped market among the world's young: Witness, the Eee, the Cloudbook, the One.

"These mini-laptops--and there's a new one announced every week--have three major things in common: They're cheap, they're aimed at schoolkids and students, and they run Linux operating systems.

"I suspect the inclusion of Linux OSes is more to do with keeping down production costs than a deliberate shift away from Microsoft and Apple..."

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