December 14, 2003
Operating Systems are Hard. Tee-hee
Mattel is coming out with a Linux-based OS called BarbieOS to run on their popular B-Book laptops (guess what the “B” stands for: Barbie!).
According to the article
[quote]Mattel says it is confident of the potential of BarbieOS 1.0 to find a niche market of young girls under thirteen who are dissatisfied with current Microsoft offerings [in operating systems][/quote]
That is a very niche market indeed.