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Post by morinn on Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:04 pm

Equipé d’un boîtier à Rs 4 300, d’un écran, d’un clavier, d’une souris et d’un modem Ethernet, l’utilisateur pourra accéder au serveur central sur lequel «tous les logiciels et les applications sont mis en place» : Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint et autres.


En sus de l’investissement initial de Rs 4 300 et de l’achat d’un écran (le clavier et la souris sont offerts), l’utilisateur devra également s’acquitter de Rs 490 mensuellement pour 30 heures d’Internet haut débit et une capacité de 500MB de stockage de données.


Taken from l'express. http://www.lexpress.mu/display_article.php?news_id=98622

paret serier mo trouver. nu p ale imper pli prer ek democratisation du net. ki zot penser?
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Re: NetPC

Post by Jevin on Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:22 pm

Hmmm wai. Sa pu empeche software piracy ossi. Hope gagne droit soizir software et os.
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Re: NetPC

Post by DigitalBin on Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:40 pm

geek a choice of software and OS would have been too perfect! Razz But I don't think it will be that way.
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Re: NetPC

Post by roushdat on Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:18 pm

li chere mo trouV moi.And surtou que when u pay R750+vat u get 1 kaliter internet mediocre, now with 490...all software stored on server...imagine zot la lenteur :p and si li 1 success...success la em pou doom it to failure (more people...more load on server...overloaded...boom)
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Re: NetPC

Post by morinn on Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:22 pm

yup c vrai! mai pou 1 debut li pa mal.
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Re: NetPC

Post by carrotmadman6 on Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:44 pm

I find it's yet another cash-cow for MT - & i hate it!
As if we needed more people on the already limited bandwidth!!?!?

If you want a PC, go n buy one - this is a sort of web-browser on box - yeah, since everything is on the servers & ur Windows/Linux runs on flash memory...
Oh, & first 500 users get a 1GB pendrive (i.e. its hard disk).

Sa NetPC la ine commencer en Inde & had a big success there... but there you had unlimited connection...
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Re: NetPC

Post by offbeat_chick on Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:14 pm

boff encore une arnak du mauritius telecom. fo prevenir les futurs clients. parske la situation va etre pire non apres
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Re: NetPC

Post by Jevin on Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:40 pm

Roushdat connection local li 2 mbps.. Et to ena raison lor le fait ki mt pa pu cav support otan users.
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Re: NetPC

Post by roushdat on Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:16 pm

jevin...local 2mbps but users la pas pou juste use applications na, li bizin use google tousa (vrai internet)..b lerla...mt pense pou cache everything locally? [my friend selven ti p raconter 1 fois, how ncb was planning to save the Internet on a CD so that all mauritians can have internet access for free]
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Re: NetPC

Post by anteblog on Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:47 am

bofff
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Re: NetPC

Post by Inf on Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:31 pm

Bofff... I prefer using my apps locally. I don't rely on the crappy bandwidth to use my wordprocessor. To hell NetPC. Maybe it's for large enterprises who don't wanna buy individual licenses and maintain the software.

(Although they'll have to cope with the lag! Razz Imagine typing a document, and every second or so, your cursor lags due to slow bandwidth! Razz )
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Re: NetPC

Post by kat on Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:15 pm

is it operational yet?
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Re: NetPC

Post by Neelesh on Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:19 pm

Inf wrote:Bofff... I prefer using my apps locally. I don't rely on the crappy bandwidth to use my wordprocessor. To hell NetPC. Maybe it's for large enterprises who don't wanna buy individual licenses and maintain the software.

(Although they'll have to cope with the lag! Razz Imagine typing a document, and every second or so, your cursor lags due to slow bandwidth! Razz )

Local apps are better. Who want microsofts product after all? If there was no other developers in this world. Life would have been like hell.

It is a Telecom's product. I don't expect anything good.

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Re: NetPC

Post by Mir@ndA on Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:34 am

has it been released yet?
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Re: NetPC

Post by fadilnet on Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:45 am

a comment i'd made when it had first been announced:

Greetings. I just watched the news (MBC) and apparently, Mauritius Telecom wants to increase internet usage.

Well, that’s sounds good, does it not?

Well, no.
I am so sorry and ashamed of MT.

The NET PC is not customisable. It’s basically a server or more streaming Windows 2K3 (or could run any OS - but in the news, MS products are being promoted big time).

You’ve *cough* 500 MB on the server. *laugh* Rs. 10 per additional 100 MB.
You have access for 30 hours of broadband access *cough* *lame*
What else?
The NET PC costs ~Rs.4500 and you’ve to pay Rs. 450 per month.

Ok, I admit that I, as a developer, am not being targeted. However, I wonder if it would cost less to buy the OLPC or if old P3 could be be revived and sold to families.

30 hours of internet access + Rs.10 per additional 100 MB -> COME ON! WAKE UP PEOPLE.

Granted, you can plug in your USB thumbdrives and portable hard drives.

It’s quite funny - I’m betting the router runs on either linux or BSD.

The NET PC is just another way for MT to rip off the money off poor Mauritians - that’s what it looks like. I’m sorry.

There’s also a privacy issue. How far are you wiling to trust MT to hold your data? Will MT give out your data if it’s being supenoed?

How reliable is the such a system? How many backup copies are made? Are those copies destroyed after some time?

How does the law protect me from misuse of data from MT? Is there a clause in the contract which prevents me from suing MT?

So, it’s still blurry - but any good journalist would investigate this matter instead of just displaying a jolly picture on TV.

Also, I’d like to point out that it is very unfair for make people use Windows in such a way. MT spent a lot of money in licensing (hey, that’s why it’s Windows 2K3 and not XP - 2K3 license for multiple use costs way less than XP (let’s not mention vista - plus, windows home server 2k8 is not out for the public yet).
Oh well, a license from RHL would have been ok - MT would have had support.
But I guess there is some kind of lobby from Microsoft. (maybe)

I do hope Mauritians will be enlightened enough to NOT buy that product, and that Etienne Sinathamboo won’t praise it. I’d rather hear about MT offering more services at a low price. Well, that’s just my opinion. DON”T SUE ME FOR EXPRESSING MYSELF. This is still a democracy as far as I know.

The NET PC - BOOHOO! (IMHO)

About the OLPC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OLPC

Errata
Mauritius Telecom wants to increase internet usage. -> I mean internet PENETRATION.
P.SI’d have been glad if I could not register for the service and connect
remotely from my own PC without the extra Rs. 4500 peripheral.
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Re: NetPC

Post by DigitalBin on Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:56 am

Yeah, on Avinash Meetoo's blog Wink
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Re: NetPC

Post by fadilnet on Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:04 am

yep. ames is my pseudo Smile
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Re: NetPC

Post by DigitalBin on Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:06 am

The world wide web is not that wide Razz
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Re: NetPC

Post by anteblog on Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:51 pm

DigitalBin wrote:Yeah, on Avinash Meetoo's blog Wink


Suspect Suspect cumen to conn sa toa Mr. Bin? scratch
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