The Linux Sweet Spot

Depending on where you live and who you are, the future is either already here, or just around the corner. Broadband Internet is everywhere, and access to information has never been easier. Earlier this year, Apple released the iPad, a technological marvel that has been selling like hotcakes, and now other companies are coming out with their version of the “iPad killer”. Unfortunately, just like iPod killers that have come before, they are doing it wrong. For any price point over five hundred, the average consumer is going to compare that device, when and if they become available, with the iPad and most likely choose Apple. To be successful on the next wave of Internet devices, the Linux price point has to go lower. Imagine the seventy-five dollar touch screen Linux tablet that does one thing, browse the web.

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