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Here comes Linux's iPad clones

Mar 12, 2010, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"You can pre-order an Apple iPad starting today, March 12th, but seriously, do you really want to? I mean, I get why you'd want an iPad. I'd like one too. But, when I consider that there are soon going to be literally dozens of cheaper, Linux-powered iPad devices on the market, I find it a lot easier to resist putting $499 on my credit card.

"I tell a lie though. The Apple iPad isn't really $499. Just adding a power-cord to the iPad will cost you $29.00 No, I'm not making that up. Really Apple, you couldn't throw in a power cord? Shame on you.

"On top of that, Apple will be including DRM (digital rights management) on eBooks and other iPad content."

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