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Comment: Re:Cripple Linux? (Score 2) 172

by Xenx (#49529659) Attached to: Intel 'Compute Stick' PC-Over-HDMI Dongle Launched, Tested
Everywhere I'm looking, the Windows stick is $150 and the Ubuntu is $110. I don't want to dig for more realistic numbers, but based on retail pricing for desktop/laptop level components we're looking at around $25. It wouldn't seem overly unreasonable to assume most/all of the price difference is due to hardware and little/nothing to do with MS.

Comment: Re:Broadband speed and cost vs other countries (Score 1) 142

by Xenx (#49475729) Attached to: How do your actual ISP speeds compare to the advertised speed?
I work for the local rural telephone company. We can offer 6-18mbps down and 1mbps up, on a single line. Very small local pockets are only just now being able to support up to 100mbps down. It's not cost effective outside of urban/sub-urban areas, which there are none on this island. So, it's not ONLY about the companies wanting more money.

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.