Tux likes it cheap: a review of cheapo devices that will stymie Redmond

Posted by VISITOR on Mar 10, 2005 8:20 AM EDT
Mad Penguin; By Christian Einfeldt
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Some like it hot and fancy. Not Tux. He likes it cold and cheap. Take the iPod for example. That's hot. Everyone is talking about it, it's selling by the millions, and it has given the major record labels a little breathing room because it encourages music sales. But Tux finds it boring. It doesn't really help Tux in his quest for global domination.

What's more interesting to Tux is stuff like the Memorex Biomorph MP3 player and the Audio Solutions Link-It wireless broadcast blaster, both of which are reviewed here. Those devices are cheap and cold. Cheap because, well, they're cheap, and cold because their manufacturers haven't bet the company on advertising budgets of the size of Apple's iPod media blitz. Tux likes cheap things because, like open source, they are the affordable alternative to the competition, and there are no worries about proprietary lockdown, and no hidden iPod software costs. Plus, as we will see below, the iPod attachments are more pricey, too.

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Cheap = useless (in this case) Kagehi 11 1,450 Mar 14, 2005 10:36 AM

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