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    Re: India unveils $35 computer for students

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    Yeah...but the technical support for that is gonna be a bitch!
    Well, they're very experienced in the phone-service area.
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    Re: India unveils $35 computer for students

    Id like to see what kind of performance $35 will bring.
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    Re: India unveils $35 computer for students

    Bill gates doesn't give a rats ass about an Indian 10 dollar computer. Infact he would make more with these companies and customers buying licenses of windows.

    That being said I can already tell you these computers will be highly unmodifiable in the sense of hardware. Everything will be integrated. Thus meaning they will be crap. But if you want a computer for document based purposes. Then this is the computer for you. I woulden't save anything important on it though. You'll be going through these things like hotcakes.
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    Re: India unveils $35 computer for students

    Bill gates doesn't give a rats ass about an Indian 10 dollar computer. Infact he would make more with these companies and customers buying licenses of windows.
    The article says it runs linux. There is no reason to waste money on an operating system licesne when trying to build the device so cheap.

    That being said I can already tell you these computers will be highly unmodifiable in the sense of hardware. Everything will be integrated. Thus meaning they will be crap. But if you want a computer for document based purposes. Then this is the computer for you. I woulden't save anything important on it though. You'll be going through these things like hotcakes.
    Does your magic crystal ball tell you the hardware specs for this device? While the price point is going to severely limit performance, cheapness and reliability are not mutually exclusive goals. At this point, we don't have enough information to determine its capabilities.

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    Re: India unveils $35 computer for students

    Ah i didn't see the linux part. My apologies.

    As for hardware, I can already assume that this device will be fully integrated and unmodifiable. As for specifications, I can probably make a rough estimate, but minus integration I don't claim to or have claimed to know them. As for reliability, It all depends. One can only assume. My assumption based on the idea of cheap product, mixed with integration and mass production, is negative. But you are right, we don't have enough information. I'm just using my knowledge to make my guess.
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