[kwlug-disc] Fidelity VPC Netbook

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 24 21:45:47 EST 2009


Worst part of this all seems to be that some people may get the impression that this is what "linux" looks like.

Although I appreciate that linux can run and can rescue older computers, I don't understand promoting it in older or underperforming computers.

I'm sure that someone at the buying department of Canadian tire thought it would be a good idea buying them for $20 in bulk and promoting them as netbooks.

Raul Suarez

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--- On Tue, 11/24/09, Lori Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> wrote:

> From: Lori Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Fidelity VPC Netbook
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 5:26 PM
> I saw a 100MHz CPU.  Sounds more
> like a VPC Router.
> 
> On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 16:58 -0500, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> > Careful!  You might be better off spending the
> $170 on winter tires...
> > 
> > http://reviews.canadiantire.ca/9045/0993924P/reviews.htm
> > 
> > --Bob.
> > 
> > 
> > Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>        http://sobac.com/sobac/
> > SOBAC Microcomputer Services     
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> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Jon Thiele wrote:
> > > Just opened up my Canadian Tire(!) weekend sales
> flyer in The Record this
> > > morning and I see that CTC is selling the
> Fidelity VPC Netbook for $170 this
> > > Saturday only.  Comes with a 7" screen with
> 800*480 resolution.  It has 4GB
> > > storage, a stripped down Linux distro and
> built-in WiFi.
> > >
> > > $170 plus tax....   Hmmmmm....
> > >
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