Some happy news for the New Year! walterorlin at
Sat Dec 21 21:08:44 UTC 2013

I am glad someone is making this. I also want to know what kind of ports
this has.

On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 8:17 AM, Israel <israeldahl at> wrote:

> That is great!!   I am so glad you e-mailed us!!  I think this should go
> on the blog when everything is up and ready.  So, if I understand you,
> these will be available for sale in the US?  Will they ship to other
> countries as well?  I will definitely make more of an effort to
> concentrate on remaking icons for the educational software, as we are
> currently working on expanding the Lubuntu icon theme (Box icon theme).
> Thank you for the holiday cheer you bring to this list!!
> I have some hardware questions for you, though.
> Will the processor be multi-core?
> Will you offer Solid State drives (possibly as an upgrade? as $300
> wouldn't be enough to cover that).
> And finally, what graphics chip are you using... I suppose since you
> have an Atom processor it will be Intel graphics (which generally works
> well), basically I am wondering if it will be capable of running higher
> end 3d graphics.
> Thanks again for your exciting news!!
> And thanks for all your contributions to freedom throughout the year!!
> On 12/21/2013 07:25 AM, Craig Morehouse wrote:
> > Hello and best wishes to everyone.
> >
> > I am Craig Morehouse, General Manager of Big Tiger Imports LLC.
> >
> > I have found a special line of Netbooks made in China, and I am
> > building the business foundation to sell them in the USA. Unlike most
> > Netbooks, these will be full featured notebook computers with 4GB RAM
> > and 500GB hard drives.
> >
> > Fortunately, the Chinese offer many of their product lines with a
> > choice of Windows 7 or Linux. So, I knew the machines would be Linux
> > compatible. I figured that the combination of Atom processors and
> > Lubuntu software might work nicely.
> >
> > I ordered the first sample several weeks ago and put Lubuntu on it. As
> > predicted, the results are wonderful. It was almost emotional.
> >
> > I first contributed to the Free and Open Source Software movement in
> > 1985. A small part of Emacs is mine ( a very small part, but I am
> > quite proud of having contributed). Since then I did a couple of other
> > projects at the Free Software Foundation's request. Basically language
> > development and grunt work. I've been using Linux as my primary home
> > system since the late 90's. I'm a Certified Apple Technician as well.
> >
> > I also worked with Michael Hart of Project Gutenberg for a decade.
> > Many of you have never heard of the Dynabook, but you might google it.
> > It's a part of computing history. This is my tribute to Alan Kay and
> > the late Dr. Michael Hart. I have shared these visions for a long,
> > long time (did I mention that I am old? Eh, what's that?). The
> > hardware part is a reality; the other phase of the DynaBook and PG
> > were their  educational purposes. I intend to complete the visions.
> >
> > Anyway, the upshot of the situation is that I'm going to sell these
> > NetBooks for less than $300. They will come with Lubuntu and the
> > Project Gutenberg DVD books.
> >
> > I am working now to convert all Gutenberg 29,000 books in the
> > collection from text format to .epub format. I'm using the Calibre
> > program for the library and conversion. The Ebook reader that comes
> > with Lubuntu is splendid.
> >
> > So, the little notebooks will be available in five colors, (Black,
> > White Pink, Red and Yellow). Each machine will come with Lubuntu, the
> > LXDE environment customized to younger folks and the adults who will
> > be teaching them. I'm going through all the Educational software
> > available for all Ubuntu flavors, and will have a wide selection
> > organized and available right out of the box. We'll also have more
> > than 29,000 Ebooks from Project Gutenberg on each machine.
> >
> > I'm too old now to be an active developer any longer, but I have 30
> > years experience with Graphic User Interfaces along with computer game
> > design. Basically, I've seen most every GUI used in the USA and the UK
> > to any extent, and I know from the inside what such projects require.
> >
> > I'll be giving $2 to the Lubuntu developers and $2 to Project
> > Gutenberg for each notebook sold.
> >
> > I'd like to  give feedback to the lubuntu-users list since I will be
> > watching exactly how people interact with the machines.
> >
> > It will take about 6 - 8 weeks to get everything ready. There's a
> > lead-time to get the machines, there's a lot of work needed to do the
> > ebook conversions, and we have to work around the Chinese New Year
> > vacation times.
> >
> > So I'd like to be an ally here as much as I can.
> >
> > Thanks to all of you,
> > Craig Morehouse
> >
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