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PCs will be free like mobile phones, says Linux exec

Jul 27, 2009, 22:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Krill)

"This would mirror the way mobile phones are available free under telecommunications service subscriptions, said executive director Jim Zemlin at the O'Reilly OSCON (Open Source Convention).

"A trend will emerge in which users would select a wireless or network service provider and get a free PC with a data plan. Some service providers already offer cheap netbooks at discount prices as part of a phone package."

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