[ubuntu-uk] Alex (laptop, not person)
bruce72 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 11:53:14 GMT 2010
Exactly my point and before you even get there, you pay £300 + for the
laptop. A little bit like paying the SIM-free price for a phone and still
buying into the full cost of the contract with the network. I applaud their
effort but if they're going to copy the mobile networks' business model,
then copy it - get the laptop for free (or heavily discounted) and put
everything into the support services. I still like the basic concept but it
seems they're trying to recoup too much of their initial costs right from
the start which makes me think they haven't much of a reserve as it is. And
like Sean mentioned, what if they go out of business? It's not like the
demographic they're aiming at would be able to simply install their own OS
On 19 February 2010 11:27, Joe O'Dell <joseph.odell at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > 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
> Fedora Contributor (FreeMedia)
> bedsLUG Co-Ordinator
> DFEY Member (SouthEast)
> Ubuntu-UK Group Member
> On 19 Feb 2010, at 10:59, Bruno Girin wrote:
> > On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 10:10 +0000, Johnathon Tinsley wrote:
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> >> 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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> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeam/
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