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OldManHook
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Linux Computer For Seniors

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What a JOKE :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
This is worst than the shopping Chs.--$500.00 for this :(
Review at Toms Hardware- The CO. Site http://www.kiwipc.com/
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1.66 GHz Intel Atom
Intel GMA 3150 Graphics
2 GB DDR 3 Memory
DVDRW Drive
Kiddie Color Keyboard/19" Monitor
Ubuntu 10.10 (Looks like Netbook Interface)1 Yr. Tech Support/Lifetime Upgrade Support :?:
Could Build an AMD dual Core system For less and put Mint on It 8)
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I agree. :)

But, they do give a 19 inch monitor, plus they provide guidance and technical support, which I think makes up for the cost. I like the fact that they included Unity shell desktop, which is a great UI for casual usage. The toy keyboard is slightly cheesy though.

On a related note check out http://open-pc.com/. They provide a KDE desktop (Kubuntu I think) with only free drivers.
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I use Mint 7 gnome in a six or so year old desktop and a two year old laptop. Both given to me. not a problem. Orly no webcam support or real player equivalent for making mp3 files.
Videos and photos, not a problem.
Other wise, Mint is mice and I like no bloat ware when booting up and it boots, fast. Excellent security. nice clean desktop without a bunch of thingamajigs all over the screen.
Not going to buy the ones in the links anyway.
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I wonder how many of these computers have been sold. Look at the plus side virus free, low maintenance, easy to backup; this is a great idea to make some money in this economy. I just wish it was my idea.
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Not going to sell :)
Looking at the mart store,they have a like system with windows 7 for $479.00
It would be cheaper to buy that and install yourself 8)
Also most people will never hear of this computer,as with most Linux stuff which is :(
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