My idea of a small cheap computer is a small cheap computer running GNU/Linux if you have a big screen and a pointer or Android/Linux if you have a small screen and are all thumbs.“If you have the Windows version, it will include 2GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage, but the Linux Computer Stick only has half the RAM and 8GB of built-in storage owing to the operating system’s smaller footprint.” Intel has a different idea, either that other OS or GNU/Linux. As if to muddy the waters, there’s no up and down price comparison either. The GNU/Linux version comes with only half the RAM and a lot less storage… I guess they still are Wintel guys at heart, busy hiding the price of that other OS. Still, I think you can buy 1gB RAM and 24gB of storage for less than $50 so that other OS is costing something, I’ll wager, unless it’s “with Bing”.
We’ve been here a while – search
- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.