[Linux-aus] Re: [Osia-discuss] Price drops for Microsoft's products in Malaysia

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Thu Mar 4 15:15:52 UTC 2004

On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 02:47:56PM +0800, Leon Brooks wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 13:50, Adam Crow wrote:
> > This is where that Linux on XBox might have been good.
> Yes? What's an XboX cost these days? $300?
> Add interfaces, keyboard, mouse, screen and enough RAM to make it 
> useful, now what does it cost?
> Ignoring the screen for the moment, I can do a _real_ (well, as real as 
> cheap-end COTS gets these days) computer for about $500 retail plus.

Remove the disk, curb trimmings, what does it cost then?

We may be better off just ordering systems from Walmart at US$199 each.

Regardless, this isn't a money making venture and thus not sustainable for 
the likes of us. We're not Intel and co. ;-)

The complexity here isn't in dreaming this device up. It's in making it 
self-sustainable financially.

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