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The Linutop Offers No Frills Open Source Tube Surfing

the linutop

By David Ponce

It’s nice to know that if all you really want to do is surf the internet, so you can use The Google, you don’t actually have to spend on a full size ‘puter. The Linutop is a small desktop device that runs Linux, and doesn’t actually have a hard drive. It runs on an AMD Geode processor, with 512 Mb ROM and 256 Mb RAM. No frills it is, but it’s certainly enough to surf and write papers. And with stuff like Google Docs And Spreadsheets, perhaps the dedicated internet appliance won’t fail as quickly as it did, the last time it was tried, a few year ago. We can certainly see this taking off in their intended market: libraries, hotels, internet cafes, etc.

We’re not sure how much the device sells for, likely because it hasn’t entered production yet. Availability is “coming soon”. For a full list of specs and other links, read the full article.

- AMD Geode
- 512 Mb ROM
- 256 Mb RAM
- 4x USB 2.0 ports
- audio in & out
- 100baseT Ethernet
- VGA output
- Size: 9.3 x 2.7 x 15 cm
- Weight: 280 gr

Expandability:
- USB2 , Wifi connection, Flat pannel,

Softwares:
- AbiWord Word Processor
- Evince PDF reader
- Firefox Web browser
- Gaim instant messenger
- Totem media player

[The Linutop] VIA [FayerWayer]