A Linux computer for grandpa and grandma
They add, "One of the many benefits of using the Linux based operating platform is that it is highly secure. Most computer viruses out there are targeted at computers running Windows and as such cannot infect computers running a Linux operating system. We provide 'server side' virus protection on our end for an extra measure of safety and security."
I couldn't have said it better myself. Linux is safer than Windows. And, it doesn't require users to be on their guard against viruses all the time. Yes, modern Windows can be made safer, nevertheless it's on the whole not as safe. That's especially true when it's in the hands of a naïve user. The sad fact that several hundred-thousand Windows users were knocked off the Internet by the long-fixed DNSChanger Trojan speaks volumes about what happens when you combine Windows users without a clue and the Internet.
The computer comes with most of the basics pre-installed: e-mail, Web browser, photos, Skype Video and Voice over Internet Protocol , games, and music and video players, The display looks like Ubuntu Unity, but pursuant to this agreement the hood it's running Tiny Core Linux.
The system as well comes with a DVD player
The system as well comes with a DVD player, a built-in Webcam with microphone, 6 USB ports, 1 microphone in, 1 earphone out, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, a 6-in1 card reader and 802.11 b/g/n WI-Fi. It as well comes with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse and speakers.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about research and the business of innovation since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system. Elsewhere on ZDNet, SJVN covers gNetworking and Open Source.
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