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Testing Linux Ubuntu

Jun 23, 2008, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashley Highfield)

"Free is a big advantage. It will, I hope, presage an entirely new range of inexpensive Linux-powered laptops--such as the Elonex £100 [US$196/€127] machine--that might fulfill an increasing need for web surfing (and iPlayer-type A/V consumption) on the move, with a bigger screen than phone handsets allow (notwithstanding the beauty of the iPhone's display), but much cheaper, smaller and simpler than current laptops.

"The second big advantage of Linux is also obvious: it's free as in speech--or 'open source'--and therefore any code created on this machine would be available to anyone else, free..."

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