MIT are to produce 15 million non-Windows laptops per year, each costing less than $100.
Although these machines are not aimed at your typical Windows user, the shift away from M$ dominance is continuing to gather momentum. I wonder what browsers they'll be shipped with
I'd say Netscape. ... I'll shut up now.
What are these people thinking? Most people I know can't run Windows to save their life. How are they expecting people to understand Linux? ... Can I have one?
A good GUI to an OS is one whereby you don't have to understand it to use it securely and effectively. I'm not suggesting that Linux is any better or worse that Windows from an end-user's perspective (many are very similar), particularly as there are so many different Linux GUIs, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. But Linux OSs have a far more stable and secure core than Windows, so in theory it should be easier to build a stable and secure GUI around it. Apple have done an excellent job of it and I don't doubt that MIT will do a good job as well.