osOpinion: Sub $1000 computers: TUX comes home
Aug 10, 2000, 07:10 (3 Talkback[s])
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"What makes these computers all the more significant is that
they're eligible for the Quebec government's Branchez les familles
policy. It pays a $500 subsidy to eligible families as a way to
hook up to the NET by buying new computer by lowering the total
price, taxes included.TUX comes home."
"Offering LINUX for home computers is a great way to
introduce this OS to new computer users as well as providing an
opportunity for the store in question to offer new services (i.e.
introductory courses on LINUX) and build a loyal customer
base. For the families, they get a robust multi-user OS that
permits the parents to segregate their data from the kid's games.
That way if a game crashes, Mom and Dad don't lose their data.
Further, Mom and Dad can control what programs and degree of
Internet access the kids get."