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[News] GNU/Linux Desktop for Senior People Has Competition: *Another* GNU/Linux Business

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PCs for technophobes go head-to-head

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| New Alex laptop takes on Valerie Singleton's 
| SimplicITy range
| 
| A UK vendor has launched a new specialised 
| notebook aimed at technophobes and computer 
| novices, adding to what is rapidly becoming a 
| mini-sector of ‘idiot-proof’ PCs.
| 
| [...]
| 
| “We are competing with SimplicITy to an 
| extent, but what you get from us is support,” 
| Holmes told PCR. “Where SimplicITy has taken 
| a flavour of Linux and offered you four big 
| buttons to click, I think it just leaves you 
| there. What we’re saying is this is a 
| subscription – you pay by the month so we 
| will be with you every step of the way.”
| 
| As Holmes suggests, this service comes at a 
| cost. On top of the £400 price tag for the 
| 15.4-inch laptop (soon to be upgraded to 
| 15.6-inch), users must pay a monthly fee of 
| £9.99, or £24.99 if they want broadband too.
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Recent:

SimplicITy – Linux for everyone!

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| SimplicITy is offered in two different
| suites (£435.99 & £525.99 respectively),
| but what you have to consider is this is for
| a complete solution (no pondering over which
| version is most suitable).   A new user
| buying a Windows PC for example is probably
| going to be presented with choices to make
| that they are relying on the salesperson to
| know whats best.  Should they buy anti-virus
| software?  Should they have support
| extended?  Which version of Windows? As we
| all know with a proprietary platform theres
| always something else you can buy and always
| someone more than happy to sell it to you.
| SimplicITy aims to take all that away and
| present the user with a solution which is
| all in one, but more importantly, simple.
|
| Well known face Valerie Singleton is the
| host for “training” video’s which aim to
| teach those who are new.
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http://openbytes.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/simplicity-linux-for-everyone/
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>|New Alex laptop takes on
>|Valerie Singleton's SimplicITy range
>
Yeah, we batted this around a bit a few weeks ago:
news:513b404f-dfed-4b87-ab3e-39adc44eb44d@f17g2000prh.googlegroups.com
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3/7/2010 12:15:37 AM
Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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> PCs for technophobes go head-to-head
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"Gnu/Linux Desktop for Senior People [sic]"???
I don't see why they bother. There has been a perfectly fine distro 
for "seniors" around for years. It's called "Debian" (my preference is 
for a Testing/Unstable blend).

This is another of the extremely offensive, patronising views of us 
"seniors" that infest the web these days. Do you really need to give 
them further prominence, Roy? Does this represent your opinion of us 
"seniors"?

Attila, The Freetard from Hell


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3/7/2010 6:56:14 AM
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____/ Attila on Sunday 07 Mar 2010 06:56 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> 
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>> PCs for technophobes go head-to-head
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> "Gnu/Linux Desktop for Senior People [sic]"???
> I don't see why they bother. There has been a perfectly fine distro
> for "seniors" around for years. It's called "Debian" (my preference is
> for a Testing/Unstable blend).
> 
> This is another of the extremely offensive, patronising views of us
> "seniors" that infest the web these days. Do you really need to give
> them further prominence, Roy? Does this represent your opinion of us
> "seniors"?

That's how they advertise their products. I was trying to come up with a polite term
and I wrote "senior". Too tactless?

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Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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> ____/ Attila on Sunday 07 Mar 2010 06:56 : \____
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>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> PCs for technophobes go head-to-head
>> <snip>
>> "Gnu/Linux Desktop for Senior People [sic]"???
>> I don't see why they bother. There has been a perfectly fine distro
>> for "seniors" around for years. It's called "Debian" (my preference 
is
>> for a Testing/Unstable blend).
>> 
>> This is another of the extremely offensive, patronising views of us
>> "seniors" that infest the web these days. Do you really need to 
give
>> them further prominence, Roy? Does this represent your opinion of 
us
>> "seniors"?
> 
> That's how they advertise their products. I was trying to come up 
with a
> polite term and I wrote "senior". Too tactless?
> 
> - --
> ~~ Best of wishes
> 
I appreciate the effort, Roy, but it's not the term "seniors" that's 
the issue. It's the concept that anyone over a given age is mentally 
defective and technophobic and needs to be spoon-feed. Actually, 
people who have been using typewriters don't have any problem with a 
CLI interface. For me at least, using Linux is, in reality, much 
easier than some other OS's. I feel quite comfortable with it and 
always have done.
Cheers,
Attila, The Freetard from Hell
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jdkaye10 (711)
3/9/2010 2:34:29 PM
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> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Attila on Sunday 07 Mar 2010 06:56 : \____
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>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> PCs for technophobes go head-to-head
>>> <snip>
>>> "Gnu/Linux Desktop for Senior People [sic]"???
>>> I don't see why they bother. There has been a perfectly fine distro
>>> for "seniors" around for years. It's called "Debian" (my preference
> is
>>> for a Testing/Unstable blend).
>>> 
>>> This is another of the extremely offensive, patronising views of us
>>> "seniors" that infest the web these days. Do you really need to
> give
>>> them further prominence, Roy? Does this represent your opinion of
> us
>>> "seniors"?
>> 
>> That's how they advertise their products. I was trying to come up
> with a
>> polite term and I wrote "senior". Too tactless?
>> 
>> - --
>> ~~ Best of wishes
>> 
> I appreciate the effort, Roy, but it's not the term "seniors" that's
> the issue. It's the concept that anyone over a given age is mentally
> defective and technophobic and needs to be spoon-feed. Actually,
> people who have been using typewriters don't have any problem with a
> CLI interface. For me at least, using Linux is, in reality, much
> easier than some other OS's. I feel quite comfortable with it and
> always have done.
> Cheers,
> Attila, The Freetard from Hell

I think there are more people in this age group (percentage of them) who
were never exposed to computers, thus the stigma. It's a matter of modern
versus older habits, not mental capacity. Young people can rarely
do things that previous generations master.

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Can Seanodes' Linux solution replace pricey arrays? ,----[ Quote ] | Small and medium sized companies with three or more Linux servers that cannot | afford network storage represent the target market for Seanodes. `---- http://www.echannelline.com/usa/story.cfm?item=23317 Related: Server sales turn vendors into very happy bunnies ,----[ Quote ] | X86 server sales generated 50 per cent of factory revenue for the first time, | growing 16 per cent year on year. Sales of Windows servers grew by 14 per | cent annually but Linux revs wer...

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Google admits that it is going after Microsoft Office... Is Windows next? ,----[ Quote ] | So that brings us to the obvious question: What about the operating | system? There have been rumors for years about a Google PC and/or | Google OS that was based on Linux and aimed at providing a simple, | intuitive desktop for the masses. Naturally, that Google PC would | primarily be an Internet terminal that features Google's online | applications. `---- http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=465 Still getting slapped for spyware (Dell) and news aggregators... Google stands firm behind N...

[News] Another GNU/Linux Installfest in India, Linux Advert
A meet to promote free software ,----[ Quote ] | FOR the first time in the city, a group of Free Software users are coming | together to organise an exhibition to promote the importance of Free | Software. | | [...] | | The fest will be held at Kanakakkunnu on April 12. GNU/Linux Users Group | Trivandrum, Free Software Foundation of India, Space Kerala and Zyxware | Technologies are the organisers of the fest. `---- http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEO20080404020249&Page=O&Title=Thiruvananthapuram&Topic=0 Penguins Linux Ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL...

[News] GNU/Linux Newbie Discovers Freedom, Lovew Ubuntu GNU/Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 The 2008 State of My Linux Address ,----[ Quote ] | One year ago, I was looking at turning away many years of experience and | comfortable knowledge. I moved cautiously, but enthusiatically from one | Ubuntu machine, to dual-booting my laptop, to finally relegating Windows to a | virtual machine for those unpleasant necessities. | | I’m having a blast using Ubuntu, enjoy learning Linux and don’t miss the | world of non-Free anti-user software one whit. `---- http://meandubuntu.wordpress.com/2008/12/14/the-2008-state-of-my-linux-address/...

[News] How GNU/Linux Workspaces Improve Productivity; GNU/Linux in a Window|Windows
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Boost Productivity with Workspaces ,----[ Quote ] | Most often its not the case that you have | only one application open at a particular | time on your computer. With hardware | becoming cheaper & faster, multi-tasking | has become a norm. Its a common sight today | to have a media-player, web browser, chat | client & an image editor all running in | realtime on one’s desktop. Though the | computers can handle such multi-tasking the | user’s productivity most often than not | gets crippled. Blame it on to the cl...

[News] eCube Spreads GNU/Linux, SunGard Builds Own GNU/Linux Platform
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 eCube Delivers Linux on System z Support for NXTera High Performance Middleware ,----[ Quote ] | eCube Systems, a leader in legacy evolution | and application modernization, today announced | that it has achieved the IBM Ready for LINUX | mark for its NXTera™ high performance | middleware. This mark certifies NXTera has met | compatibility and integration specifications | established by IBM for LINUX on the System z | mainframe, which run the daily computer | transactions for many of the world's top banks | and multinational firms. `---- http://www.prweb.com/releases/entera-nxtera-linux/ibm-ready-system-z/prweb3270274.htm SunGard’s MarketMap Provides Tinbergen Asset Management with Real-Time Financial Information ,----[ Quote ] | SunGard’s MarketMap provides Tinbergen with | real-time market data flows that can help the | company automate and streamline its processes | for monitoring real-time market information, | ranging from asset prices to executed orders. | The solution’s Java-based feed offered easy | integration with Tinbergen’s existing systems, | using the firm’s Linux platform. `---- http://www.bobsguide.com/guide/news/2009/Dec/2/SunGard%E2%80%99s_MarketMap_Provides_Tinbergen_Asset_Management_with_Real-Time_Financial_Information.html Related: Microsoft urges resellers to play it straight, beef up revs ,----[ Quote ] | Microsoft has claimed that each dollar it “loses” to software piracy equal...

[News] Review of Windows Applications on GNU/Linux, Other Killer Applications for GNU/Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Wine, Linux and Multimedia Software (Part 1) ,----[ Quote ] | Installing Ubuntu was easy, with all of my hardware being automatically | detected including my laser printer. I was immediately impressed with how | simple everything is to use. Some of the software that I used under | Windows is also available under Linux. Skype, FireFox, and OpenOffice are | three of my most frequently used applications, and the transition to Linux | for these applications was painless. However, there remained one | significant barrier to becoming productive under Linux. Unfortunately, the | developers of many of my favorite Windows software have decided not to | release a Linux version. Whilst there are Linux alternatives for many of | these applications (some of which, no doubt, are just as good or in fact | even better than what I had been using in the Windows world), this did not | alter the fact that I would need to learn how a large set of new software | worked. Do not get me wrong, I love experimenting with fresh software. But | to be faced with having to learn about so many new applications | simultaneously was a bit daunting. `---- http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20090904192118400/WineMultimedia.html Creating Pseudo-3D Imagery with GIMP: Part 1 ,----[ Quote ] | Here again, I would stress that nothing beats a properly planned image, | that applies to all genres you can think of. Some might think it's a waste | of pr...

[News] GNU/Linux Sub-notebooks Make Good Advertising for GNU/Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Out and about with the Acer Aspire One and Ubuntu 9.04 ,----[ Quote ] | One of the funny things about the AA1 (and probably most netbooks right now) | is how often when I am using it out and about at someplace like Starbucks or | Taco Bell that people stop and ask me questions about it. | | * How well does it work? | * Which one do you have? | * Did you look at any others? | * Are you glad you got it? | * Was it worth the price | * How well does Linux work on it? | * Can you really use Linux to replace Windows? `-...

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