Have uou seen this - Micro linux box

Discussion in 'Acer Aspire One' started by Sid, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Sid

    Sid

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    632
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    UK - (most locations)
    Linutop

    Looks like something I would use.....

    [​IMG]

    Linutop is pleased to announce today Linutop 2.2 the latest version of Linutop.

    Linutop OS 2.2 now includes :
    - FireFox 3.
    - OpenOffice 2.4.
    - Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.

    More details http://www.linutop.com/linutop2/index.en.html
     
    Sid, Aug 9, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Sid

    bencallis

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    England
    Wow that is rather nice.

    All this new small technology is so tempting.
     
    bencallis, Aug 9, 2008
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Sid

    retsaw

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looks a little expensive to me. The 512MB model is €280 which according to Google is £219 and that is without VAT, it only has 1GB Flash and a 500Mhz Geode LX800 processor. Now you could strap a Aspire One to the back of a TV/Monitor and have something more powerful and cheaper, the only advantage the Linutop has is that it is fanless and possibly draws a couple of watts less power, though with the AA1s screen switched off maybe they would be even. If fan noise is a problem, you can get a EEE 701 4GB for £179, which reportedly will run fine without the fan and not only is it a lot cheaper than the Linutop, it is still (marginally) more powerful with more storage.

    I do like the concept, it is just the price of the thing doesn't quite seem to be justified.
     
    retsaw, Aug 10, 2008
    #3
  4. Sid

    Beldar

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2008
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Small in size but oh so ugly. I would like to see it in a "shell" similar to Mac Mini.
     
    Beldar, Aug 10, 2008
    #4
  5. Sid

    Sid

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    632
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    UK - (most locations)
    I does have some very nice configuration options.

    Looks, that is so small it would be hidden away.

    BTW the VAT is about 19% from France.
     
    Sid, Aug 10, 2008
    #5
  6. Sid

    Davidcowling

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
    just get an EEEbox. more expensive but oh so much nicer!
     
    Davidcowling, Aug 18, 2008
    #6
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.