Re: [SLUG] Want Linux on your desktop? Nine reasons to forget about it

From: leo (
Date: Tue Jun 12 2001 - 22:27:28 EDT

I'll bet if we had a contest, we could think of a thousand ways to do things
with wireless,etc. that have not been done before. We have got to go where
no man has gone before................................leo.
On Tuesday 12 June 2001 10:31 pm, you wrote:
> Why don't the Linux folks team up with IBM-ViaVoice and and come out
> with an excellent voice-optimized GUI? Why compete with M$ head-to-head?
> Do an end-around and grab a specialty piece of the market that will explode
> in a mere couple of years ... be ahead of the wave with superior design,
> technology, and stability.
> Then add a diskless server and a bunch of 14" audio-video appliances that
> can be cheaply set around the house using wireless links so folks may do
> online audio/audio-video calls, check their E-mail, stock prices, news,
> sports, whatever ... all hands free.
> Can you say "Hal ... any new E-mails, please?" as you eat breakfast and
> get ready from room to room in the house ... video-out discretely toggled
> off as appropriate! ;-)
> Doc
> > You've got a good point there. When it comes to GUI's nobody seems to
> > be thinking outside the box. It's time for something REALLY different.
> >
> > Ed.

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