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Re: Linux ready for the home desktop?

 >  > libraries are cutting hours, but WiFi is spreading. So I put Xubuntu 
>  > Feisty (or was it gutsy?) on my daughter's old Lifebook. 

>  The ASUS eeepc solves this problem completely 

The eee pc is a little thinner perhaps, but is NOT much smaller (if 
any) than the Fuji LifeBooks, they are the original sub-notebook. 

And several hundred dollars over Mom's budget of "free". 

(She remembers what happened last time she gave me a positive but 
constrained budget, she got an Osbourne O-1, it was the only luggable 
with enough change left from $1K to get a printer back when. I may 
have to configure "joe" on it, as Dad still prefers WordStar, can't 
stand the mouse.) 

But eee pc  would be a good solution for a grandmom who doesn't have 
descendants helping at installfests -- or who don't have a stack of 
laptops in the junkbox. 

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