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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted May 22, 2007 14:16      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Have you seen this???

It's very unethical

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Just_Jess_B

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Icon 1 posted May 22, 2007 14:59      Profile for Just_Jess_B   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes, and unfortunately it's part of the whole corporate culture, especially in the United States. Intellectual property is stolen instead of purchased.

What I find disappointing is that Intel didn't try to join with and boost the guy instead of compete with him and snipe the market. They should have tried to do a (dot)-org and really made a difference in the world, using their powerhouse ability to help the world instead of sell, Sell, SELL!!!111!!one!

What is worse? This, to me, means that the $2000 laptops people are buying have a disgusting mark-up. Don't buy intel until you can get a good laptop for $200. Why? Because apparently they can make a profit at that price break, too.

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Icon 1 posted May 24, 2007 02:09      Profile for Infinitesimal     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Just_Jess_B:

Don't buy intel until you can get a good laptop for $200. Why? Because apparently they can make a profit at that price break, too.

This would present many GC'ers a problem as they cannot get their computers of choice(apple) without also buying intel.
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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted May 24, 2007 10:40      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Apple users were close. Steve had proposed Negroponte Mac OS X for the OLPC project, but he rejected it because it wasn't open enough.

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garlicguy

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Icon 1 posted May 24, 2007 16:33      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Let's just re-introduce the abacus - GC style. We can put a propeller or three on it for a couple extra bucks.

At $20 USD, we're bound to be competitive, right?

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Icon 1 posted May 24, 2007 19:22      Profile for Infinitesimal     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by iWanToUseaMac:
Apple users were close. Steve had proposed Negroponte Mac OS X for the OLPC project, but he rejected it because it wasn't open enough.

I think the really wanted something they could tune the hell out of, and would run on not much.
Full blown operating systems tend to want far more power then the OLPC has.

Also Linux can be had by anyone and isn't dependent on apple to make the source available for people to edit. So using linux really opens up the devices OS for being expanded/maintained/modified by the users without needing expensive licences or being at a single vendors mercy

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