May 25, 2003

Pricing of personal computers: [Linux] lessons for India

NZheretic writes "From Anand Parthasarathy,Bangalore May 24. "Everyone talks about it but nobody does anything about it" â American humorist Mark Twain's wry comment about the weather might well apply to decade-long efforts in this country and elsewhere to deliver a truly `People's PC'. Finally, Thailand has done it â and as surging crowds in Bangkok queuing to book the government-sponsored personal computers proved â a key inflection point in the price-performance matrix has been achieved. Both the Desktop and the Laptop systems come pre-loaded with Thai language versions of the open operating system, Linux TLE 5.0, as well as a business suite, Office TLE 1.02."



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