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Comment: Re:Cripple Linux? (Score 2) 174

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 absent ones are always at fault.