30 Jan '12, 5pm

A Soft Touch

A Soft Touch

Photo: Telikin Telikin 18-inch Touch Screen All-in-One Desktop 
US $699
 http://telikin.com Click on image for a larger view. In 1984, Apple's slogan was "The computer for the rest of us." Twenty-seven years later, people are still trying to build that machine—a computer for folks who really don't want to know about computers. Interestingly, the target market is exactly the same. In 1984, it was your parents, the ones whose VCR clocks forever blinked 12:00. In 2011, it's still your parents. Nowadays, their DVR always shows the right time, but they finally need a computer to keep up with you and the grandkids. The touch-screen Telikin All-in-One is directly aimed at that demographic, and it takes a bold approach: Seniors today want to run Linux. There's no clue to what distribution it's based on, because it's been firmly locked down. You can't install software on it via any...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/tools-toys/a-soft-touch

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