A Newcastle-based company has launched a Linux-based laptop and support package designed to encourage technophobes online.
Built by the Broadband Computer Company, the Alex laptop runs an operating system based on Ubuntu Linux and a set of applications that have been written in-house. The laptop's features have been vastly simplified, and updates are applied automatically without prompting the user, according to company co-founder Andy Hudson.
Hudson said the aim is to simplify the experience of using a computer for those people who are annoyed or frustrated at their experience of IT.
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