DesktopLinux: Linux is about to take over the low end of PCs

December 7, 2007

The tipping point, as noted by the team over at

Opinion — Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is at such a tipping point right now and the result will be millions of Linux-powered PCs in users’ hands.

The first change was the continued maturation of desktop Linux. Today, no one can argue with a straight face that people can’t get their work done on Linux-powered PCs. Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, MEPIS, OpenSUSE, Xandros, Linspire Mint, the list goes on and on of desktop Linuxes that PC owner can use without knowing a thing about Linux’s technical side. People can argue that Vista or Mac OS X is better, but when Michael Dell runs Ubuntu Linux on one of his own home systems, it can’t be said that Linux isn’t a real choice for anyone’s desktop.

What else do they have to say?

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An Acer Laptop and 1 Year of Zonbu for $500. What do you say?

December 7, 2007

Acer LaptopA quick poll of our readers on a theoretical offering…

How would you like this laptop pre-loaded with one year of Zonbu service for an all in price of $500 + shipping.

AMD Sempron 3500+ 1.8GHz – 15.4″ WXGA – 1GB DDR2 SDRAM – 80GB – DVD-Writer (DVD-RAM/R/RW) – Wi-Fi, Fast Ethernet and all the Zonbu goodness you can handle.

After that, you pay $14.95/month a la carte or $150/year once a year for the Zonbu service.

Are you interested?
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2008 to be the YouTube Election?

December 7, 2007

YouTubeLogoAnother sign flash video is seeping in to the mainstream (for those of you who didn’t like learning that YouPorn is in the top 35 of all Internet sites…):

From TG Daily:

One of the main things seen for the first time in the dawning of the 2008 election is the addition of a special “face the candidates” page on YouTube. Sixteen candidates, eight each on the Republican and Democratic side, each have their own official YouTube pages with anywhere from a couple dozen to hundreds of campaign videos. Users can also filter official videos by issues such as education, immigration, and health care.

More here:

-Mr. Zonbu