Some happy news for the New Year!
andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 02:34:23 UTC 2013
This is so nice! Wish you best of luck on this project!!!
Indeed OBI might be a must have tool for you...
2013/12/21 Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com>
> 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
> Best regards
> 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
> > 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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