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[News] PicoPC Runs Gentoo Linux by Default

  • Subject: [News] PicoPC Runs Gentoo Linux by Default
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 17:06:00 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Tiny PC, relatively tiny price (but the exchange rate's killing us)

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| Sharp and Tappin's PicoPC, shown next to a coffee mug for size (and no it's 
| not a gigantic prop mug, either -- the computer is really, really small). 
| [...]
| They run a version of Gentoo Linux, and I imagine they can run just about 
| whatever you throw at them, though you probably need a USB-connected CD or 
| DVD drive to get a Linux distro on there. There are two models, with one of 
| them including space for a 2.5-inch hard drive. Options also include built-in 
| wireless.    


It looks like Linutop, which is excellent (quiet, quite cheap).


Linutop Mini Linux PC Reviewed - Damn Small Linux Hardware

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| The Linutop is a small Linux PC. Of course, if you think the Mac Mini is 
| small, then perhaps the words, incredibly miniscule are closer to the mark. 
| Running a customised version of xubuntu Linux, this little box could replace 
| your desktop for most common tasks, including what you're doing right now. 
| And if this wasn't impressive enough in a box slightly larger than a Nintendo 
| DS, the Linutop does it all drawing a maximum of 5 watts - That's less than 
| an energy saver light bulb!  


Linutop v1.2: low-power Linux desktop Revisited

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| Tech reviews are very much a snapshot process, making a decision after a 
| relatively short period of time and of a single incarnation of the product. 
| Useful, yes, but not an exact facsimile of living with something day in, day 
| out that you’ve bought yourself.   


Linux web PC makers tout Linutop-like wares

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| Linutop's recently announced Linux-based ultra-compact PC may have
| grabbed the hardware headlines earlier this week, but its rivals
| didn't take long to start shouting about their own take on the
| web-oriented unit.


Linutop: Tiny Linux Computer On Sale

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| Get ready for a bonkers-ly small Linux machine, called Linutop, as
| it comes on sale.


SlashGear Review: Linutop's fanless Linux PC

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| Much to my shame, Linux is something of a mystery to me.  Actually,
| I think they should teach at least the basics of it in school 
| computing classes, alongside English and at least one foreign 
| language (though don't ask me about my French abilities either), but 
| this is neither time nor place for my election campaigning.  And so I 
| look on with maudlin self-disgust at promises of Dell laptops with 
| Linux pre-installed, or clever thumb-drives and Live CDs that offer
| a chance to fiddle with the OS without ruining your everyday copy of
| Windows; I inevitably fold when faced with some sort of command
| prompt.  Perhaps, then, you?ll wonder why I was so keen to try the 
| Linutop, a surprisingly compact and silent diskless computer that
| runs a specially tweaked version of xubuntu.


[Review] Review: Linutop


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