Thank you Marc again. Did you ever find out about that special Linux environment?
And it is true for Linux being the 2nd and 3rd world option but is it really a viable option? Its not a commercial product. More of a hobbyist platform. They need a commercial product that is still free.
Thats not true, Linux (+GNU etc) is very much a commercial product. It has major market shares in super computers, embedded systems, servers and smartphones etc. so to call it a hobbyist platform is so wrong even when talking desktops. Just check out redhat. One most note that theres difference between open source, free (fsf definition) and cost free.
I don't get your idea, don't see the profit. One can make a dedicated surfing machine just by turning of unused services/daemons etc.
Probably not the best example ( "within 10 seconds" ) but here is a link of fast booting Linux, a lot of the small lightweight ones are fast to:
(previous moblin.org : http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/04/intel-aims-for-2-second-boot-time-with-moblin-linux-platform.ars)
http://www.splashtop.com/ (very much a commercial product!!)
Thank you Aron for you post. I will look at all that you have provided and get back to you. I was in no way trying to say Linux based products cannot become commercialized products but that Linux itself because of its association with open source and "free" is itself a commercial brand. Hope that makes things a little clearer. Again thank you and I will get back to this.