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The $139 Linux PC

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In recent comments to my review of Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO keyfitter wrote: "There is a reason why they are using Win 98 in 2007. I think it’s called, being cheap!." I wonder if these people realize they can buy a brand new computer for $139.

Granted the hardware is a bit dated by today’s standards but it’s probably light years ahead of what they are running Windows ‘98 on. Of course these computers come preloaded with Linux: Vector Linux 5.8 Standard to be precise. That’s fine. Without having to worry about installation or hardware compatibility someone who buys this system gets a nice, ready to go, user friendly Linux system with a warranty.

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Totally Agree

atang1 wrote:
There are reasons, people stayed with efficiency. Microsoft
IE5.5 is more powerful than Firefox, SeaMonkey and Opera.

Yes, and IE 5.5 is more secure especially on Windows 98 with an old Google toolbar for added security.

Hey, you seem like a smart person could I interest you in some fine ocean front real estate on Phoenix. It's dirt cheap on $500 an Acre. A smart person like you I'm sure would know how good of deal that is.

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