[ubuntu-uk] Simplicity Computers

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 10:51:30 UTC 2011

On 28 July 2011 11:16, Mark Fraser <ubuntu at mfraz.orangehome.co.uk> wrote:

> On Thursday 28 Jul 2011 11:03:36 Simon Greenwood wrote:
> > On 28 July 2011 10:53, Mark Fraser <ubuntu at mfraz.orangehome.co.uk>
> wrote:
> > > In my local weekly newspaper there is an article about Simplicity
> > > Computers and Wessex Computers www.simplicitycomputers.co.uk. They are
> > > providing an AIO
> > > computer based on Mint with their own user interface. The FAQ page is
> > > worth a
> > > read.
> >
> > This company launched earlier this year I think. It's a nice simple
> > interface using a FOSS OS. It's pretty obvious who they're aiming at but
> > hopefully if  they can get silver surfers into the habit of working with
> > Mint it should be as usable as any Windows solution. The trick for those
> > who get roped into home support will be to stop Grandad randomly buying a
> > printer/scanner and make sure that he gets someting supportable.
> Having a look at the order page, I think their prices might be a bit too
> expensive for most people.
You'd be surprised. If they can provide peace of mind  and good support then
people will for pay for it. I'm sure most people of that generation will end
up paying that much to Comet or PC World for a Windows laptop.

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