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Who's gonna buy a $400 Linux laptop?

Everex debuts $399 ultramobile PC: The Cloudbook is designed for Internet usage, not for heavy duty graphics applications. Like the gPC, it will come with software or links to FireFox, gMail, Meebo, Skype, Google Documents & Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, Google News, Google Maps, Wikipedia, Google Product Search, GIMP, Blogger, YouTube, Xine Movie Player, RhythmBox, Faqly, Facebook and OpenOffice.org 2.3.

The gOS operating system looks pretty cool. It's based on Ubuntu Linux plus the slick Enlightenment Window manager and the desktop and menus make Google "your entire computing experience. I can see how geeks like me and the kids we've brainwashed into digging the GIMP might like it, but aren't most folks going to be scratching their heads and asking how well it runs MS Word? I'd love to know how Everex's existing $200 gOS powered desktop is selling.


They won't be asking about Word. They'll just assume that the laptop came with the new upgraded Word.

Posted by Richard Chapman on January 09, 2008 at 08:42 PM EST #

Ah yes, the new and improved version of Word that runs in Firefox. You're right, most folks don't know Word from Works from Wordpad.

- Dave

Posted by Dave Johnson on January 09, 2008 at 08:58 PM EST #

People are spending that much on the Asus EeePC which doesn't have near the specs of this one, so I think it might prove popular.

Posted by Aaron on January 09, 2008 at 09:41 PM EST #

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