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osOpinion: Sub $1000 computers: TUX comes home

Aug 10, 2000, 07:10 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Xavier Basora)

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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."

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