Some happy news for the New Year!
nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Sat Dec 21 21:19:47 UTC 2013
Good luck with your great project Craig :-)
Have a look at the One Button Installer as a convenient way to create an
image as a tarball and install it into many other netbooks. It will be
independent of the size of the internal drive (HDD, SSD). See this
tutorial page at the Ubuntu Forums
2013-12-21 14:25, Craig Morehouse skrev:
> 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
> 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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