[ubuntu-uk] Simplicity Computers

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Jul 28 16:51:07 UTC 2011

On 28/07/11 11:16, Mark Fraser 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.

Yep, considering you can get a PC for around 300 quid these days with 
Windows which is likely to be higher spec than what they're selling. 
Not to mention the folks who might buy a computer might just go on a 
free computer course which will no doubt cover Windows.

But hey good luck to them if they can sell them.


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