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Offline roberts

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WOW!
« on: July 11, 2012, 01:50:24 PM »
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Offline tinypoodle

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Re: WOW!
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 02:32:37 PM »
Very interesting...
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Re: WOW!
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 02:45:31 PM »
My parents have also been running tinycorelinux for years now - and it's great for them cause it never pesters them like windows would. It boots directly into chrome and I told them to shut down they just have to pull the plug. Tinycore is cool for web browsing. :D

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Re: WOW!
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 08:44:49 PM »
Cool..  Here is some more info:  http://www.mywowcomputer.com/opensource.html  Based on the source code it looks like it is based on Tiny Core 3.x

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Re: WOW!
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 01:05:47 AM »
On a quick look it appears like they would host the whole 3.x repo, including all minor version iso's...

http://repo.telikin.com/source/distro/tinycorelinux/3.x/archive/



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Re: WOW!
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2022, 07:58:18 AM »
"under the hood it's running Tiny Core Linux."
http://www.zdnet.com/a-linux-computer-for-grandpa-and-grandma-7000000436/

did a forum search for "zdnet" and this was one of them...

still kicking butt ten years later(and the article/webpage/url still resolves)!

20220213-10:10am-modified - added additional links that successfully resolved today(also current listed pricing):

current pricing on webpage was $1149.00(page claims "save $150.00 - was $1299.00)

https://www.mywowcomputer.com/open-source/

https://www.telikin.com/open_source

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« Last Edit: February 13, 2022, 08:10:55 AM by gadget42 »

Offline centralware

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Re: WOW!
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2022, 02:48:56 PM »
...now things make sense!
I had a client about eight months ago with a Wow!  The computer/screen resembles an unbranded HP (Windows XP model of their "All in One" desktops), had an "upgraded" 1GB of RAM and (from my perspective) was slower than dirt in some areas; but simple enough to navigate the basics.  Have they at least donated to the TCL cause? :)

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Re: WOW!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2022, 12:30:34 AM »
No, zero contact from Wow/Telikin.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.