[kwlug-disc] netbooks without windows

Oksana Goertzen ogoertzen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 12:05:16 EDT 2010


Brilliant.  I agree.  My mom is not going to surf the internet, share
photos,
send an email on an antiquated machine and find it a good experience and
one she'd likely repeat.



On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Lori Paniak
<ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>wrote:

> While Mr Stallman is free to enjoy the internet however he wishes, who
> else thinks that the state of the Linux desktop (for one) would be in a
> better place if OSS principals had more "normal" usage patterns?
>
> I suspect Mr. Jobs daily-driver is not a G3 laptop with a monochrome
> shell.
>
> On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 11:36 -0400, Chris Irwin wrote:
> > Also somewhat interestingly, I saw him at UW a few years ago. Somebody
> > asked him about web browsing, and I believe he said he worked mostly
> > offline. When he connected to a network, his MUA (Mutt?) did a
> > send/receive, and desired web pages were fetched, formatted, and
> > emailed to himself for later offline reading.
> >
> > There is something to admire there. I wouldn't like to admit how much
> > time I lose due to browsing wikipedia or tvtropes....
> >
>
>
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