Dell enters the Eee arena

I spotted this article (not because of the woman on the beach you understand!) and thought it worth passing on. Dell is going to create a rival to the very popular Eee PC. I presume the Dell and HP machines will both be running Windows (although I haven’t checked this) and I’m wondering now what portion of the Eee’s being sold are Linux compared to Windows? It would be interesting to see if people are happy to live with Linux and its lighter touch OS or whether they want to have the familiarity of the Windows system.

I for one enjoy the Linux environment on the Eee and find it refreshingly simple. The kids love it too and it’s simple to rebuild and since I’m doing everything in the ‘cloud’ these days I don’t need to worry so much about having anything on the diddy machines that’s going to get lost if the kids do a crash and burn job on it by downloading the latest Cartoon Network alpha release plugin.

 

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About willwoods
I'm Head of Learning and Teaching Technologies in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University.

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