[ubuntu-uk] Alex (laptop, not person)

Joe O'Dell joseph.odell at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 19 11:27:33 GMT 2010

> Unfortunate use of the word "expensive" here. I assume they mean
> expansive with an 'a'.
> Bruno

No, im not sure they do.

It's ~£40 a month for the service, which I think is ridiculous.
Especially as broadband is £15 a month.

Hmm... we shall see how this goes..

Joe O'Dell

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On 19 Feb 2010, at 10:59, Bruno Girin wrote:

> On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 10:10 +0000, Johnathon Tinsley wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Anyone seen this? Looks interesting..
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8522952.stm
> Very interesting indeed. It's a shame that the article looks a bit
> clobbered together in 5 minutes and contains some very confusing
> sentences:
>> As well as communication tools such as e-mail, Alex comes loaded with
>> a suite of open office software including a Microsoft version of Excel
>> and read-only PowerPoint.
> Er... does it means that it comes with MS Excel or with an alternative
> (such as Open Office)? Because I'm at a loss as to what "a Microsoft
> version of Excel" is as I wasn't aware of any other version of Excel :-)
>> Alex is trying to do three things: win new people over to the
>> internet, introduce a new - and more expensive - way of using
>> computers, and take on the might of Microsoft
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