Re: Fw: Meet the $499 Mac.

From: Richard C. Johnson <dick_at_iwwco_dot_com>
Date: Thu Aug 25 2005 - 15:36:20 CDT

Not bad, especially with an open source os. But...Apple is going to the intel architecture anyway, so the current processor on the box (Motorola/IBM) is a lame duck, even if not yet a dead duck. If Apple will assure parts and support, I think it could work. One would still need to make security mods--these might make it quite a bit more expensive, if they are doable at all. Gotta keep the rascals out.
-- Dick
P.S. I am very fond of ducks, myself.

Alan Dechert <> wrote:
How about this as the cpu for a voting station?
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Subject: Meet the $499 Mac.

Tiny computer. Huge possibilities.
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