"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..."