[kwlug-disc] Speaking of the Commodore 64

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Sun Apr 11 12:45:07 EDT 2010


----- "Darcy Casselman" <dscassel at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 12:02 PM, William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca>
> I like that they ship Ubuntu CDs by default with their computers.
> 
> I'd get one, except the price seems a bit steep for what you get, and
> the website looks really sketchy.  I have no confidence that they
> actually *tested* Ubuntu, and I suspect they're just dropping a free
> CD with commodity hardware.

It does seem impractical. These PCs in a keyboard have been around a while and I've never seen one in the field.

In going with the C64 theme, the DVI could connect directly to your TV, just like the C64. I suppose HDMI with audio would be more true to the heritage though. And it could come with C64 emulation software to run your favourite games.

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