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Posted on 26-Aug-2004 12:00 GMT by Balisto (Edited on 2004-08-26 14:23:34 GMT by Christophe Decanini)27 comments
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The Senate Republican HTTF's (High Tech Task Force) Jesse Wadhams (Technology Policy Counsel to the Chairman) visited the assembly production of the Open Desktop Workstation 24 Aug 2004. See the Press Release http://www.genesi.lu/press.php?date=20040825 Genesi Photos: http://www.pegasosppc.com/gallery.php?id=111 HTTF Weebsite: http://republican.senate.gov/httf/new.htm
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Posted by corpse on 27-Aug-2004 21:21 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (Anonymous):
" Regarding the cost/price of the hardware, I believe that is subject to change downwards quite soon."

The price would have to drop exponetionally for Genesi to shift a decent amount of units. Frankly put, the prices of this stuff is too high for the negligible benefits.

From the press release and ODW pages, this thing is basically summed up as a PPC linux box (A Standardized PowerPC Embedded Software Development System barf!). What exactly sets it apart from the also Linux capable (and better supported) PPC boxen from Apple (aka Mac's) isn't clear other than these look like they're constructed in a factory cafeteria rather than a production facilitity. Apparently they're also yet to come up with any reason why PPC is so great.

The Chinese produce a MIPS based desktop-capable linux machine in a tiny orange cube and what do America/Europe have to offer? Ah argh I know let's stick an underpowered, expensive design in a flashy case and give it a bunch of stupid tag names.
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