Meet Linux's Alex, the laptop for PC phobics!

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London, Feb 23 (ANI): A new Linux based laptop called 'Alex' may be the right solution for people having trouble with their PCs.

With simplified e-mail, web browsing, image editing and office software, the new system apparently offers a nice change from the regular Windows and Mac operating systems.

"Alex is not designed as a super-computer," BBC News quoted Barney Morrison-Lyons, head of technology at The Broadband Computer Company which is behind Alex, as saying.

He added: "We're not buying into the current computer market."

Alex users have to pay 39.95 pounds a month for telephone support, software updates and broadband access apart from anti-virus software and 10GB of storage space on the Broadband Computer Company's servers.

Andy Hudson, one of the founders of the company, said the idea behind Alex was to make using a computer a "simple and enjoyable" experience.

The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones thinks Alex is a move ahead.

He said: "Alex is trying to do three things: win new people over to the internet, introduce a new - and more expensive - way of using computers, and take on the might of Microsoft.

"If the company succeeds it will be a huge boost for the cause of Linux computing." (ANI)

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