[CS-FSLUG] Chinese Halloween with Intel

Don Parris gnumathetes at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 19:37:35 CST 2005

On 11/5/05, David Aikema <daikema at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/4/05, Don Parris <gnumathetes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I really believe this one is interesting.
> > http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/46808/index.html
> >
> > The fact that Intel is so interested in offering GNU/Linux PCs to
> > rural, mostly low-income Chinese, but won't sell them here in the US
> > to help our own low-income people in the US is kind of disturbing.
> Consider that the Chinese government sponsored the development of Red
> Flag Linux.  The desire of the Chinese government is to remain free
> from dependence on Western technology is another factor.  Government
> assistance combined with government pressure can be fairly strong
> motivators.
> The article notes a price of about $350.  That doesn't really sound
> out-of-line with the cost of a low-end computer system out here.
> David
> _______________________________________________

What's cool about this though, is that they're offering an alternative
to Msft Windows.  It might be best if they offered both, albeit at the
respective prices.  Even so, the point is that, if Intel can do it
there, they should be able to do it here as well.

DC Parris GNU Evangelist
gnumathetes at gmail.com
"Hey man, whatever pickles your list!"

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