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[News] Review of the Everex Zonbu Linux Laptop, Dell Inspiron Mini with Linux

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Everex Zonbu Notebook: Greener and safer option for new users

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| Individuals, especially new users, preferring better security for their saved 
| files always opt for Linux as their operating system. The security system of 
| Linux is difficult to be cracked and hence it is popular amongst 
| professionals from varied organizations. However, most notebooks do not 
| execute the operating system and its files with equal efficiency. Everex 
| Zonbu Notebook, a recently launched laptop, is amongst those ones that are 
| available with a version of Linux OS. Zonbu Notebook comes with a 
| rechargeable Lithium ion battery. While undergoing normal load, the notebook 
| gives an adequate 2-3 hours backup after full recharge. However, the backup 
| time reduces considerably to 90 minutes when it is put under full load, 
| whether by running heavy applications or putting it through a DVD playback 
| test (as done in most laboratories).           


My Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Blog

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| I received my Dell Inspiron Mini 9 yesterday and pHreaksYcle should be 
| getting his today. I love it already. We started a new Ubuntu blog for it 
| about a month ago. Check it out, we're working really hard on it.  


Dell pays 'codec and DVD tax'. It's better to go for laptops that don't have a
patent deal with Microsoft.


Zonbu 2008.05 ScreenShots

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| Another fairly new Linux Distro to review. First thing I have to say is that
| this distro is based off of Gentoo Linux and it is one of the faster LiveDVD
| distros that I have loaded up2date. Every application loaded up extremely
| fast. The icons made this distro very nice on the eyes. The extremely quick
| responsiveness for a live distro was amazing! This Linux OS is perfect for
| Windows users who want the online accessibility of the MAC. This distro is
| not for experienced Linux admins what soever!!!! You do not have root access
| if you install the OS, since it is locked down. You will have to add options
| to the GRUB boot loader to get root access.


Zonbu Notebook Review: Part I

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| When I first discovered that I going to receive a Beta testing review
| notebook from Zonbu, I was a bit skeptical. Despite being excited to try out
| one of their latest contraptions, I could not get my head around the
| challenges of a Linux notebook that was simple enough for the most casual PC  
| user.  
| It seems that it's not only easy enough for anyone, but it's a solid notebook
| for the price.



Zonbu Zonbook Review

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| While the Zonbu approach will not satisfy anyone who likes to tinker with his
| or her PC or needs unfettered access to the widest possible range of software
| and peripherals, anyone looking for a reasonably priced, competent, and
| low-hassle laptop should give the Zonbook a look.  


Review: Zonbu Laptop  

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| You want a computer but you are not into gaming. You want a simple yet
| somewhat powerful computer without breaking your energy bill. You also want a
| simple and yet powerful Operating System to go with that computer. Where is a
| person supposed to find such a computer?  
| Enter Zonbu. The company that has both a desktop model and a notebook model
| for you to choose from at a low cost.


How will Linux win the OS wars? From the bottom up!

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| So therefore, best way to win the war of the operating systems is not to go
| after the high end market.  


Notebook Review: The Zonbu Zonbook

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| While Zonbu's approach will not satisfy anyone who likes the capability to
| tinker with their computer or needs unfettered access to the widest possible
| range of software and peripherals, for those that are looking for a
| reasonably priced, competent and low-hassle notebook computer Zonbu deserves
| a close look.    


Everex Zonbu Notebook

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| The Zonbu PC, a $99 miniature desktop that debuted earlier this year,
| generated some excitement among those with shallow pockets—at least until
| they saw the fine print. You have to pay the two-year subscription plan
| (ranging anywhere from $12.95 to $19.95 per month) up front before you can
| call the desktop your own. In return, you get around-the-clock technical
| support, 25GB to 100GB worth of online storage, and the comfort of knowing
| that you'll never have to update your PC manually again. The services are
| essentially what you're paying for, and so far, Zonbu hasn't looked back.      


Zonbu Notebook review

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| If you want something to set down on Mom’s lap this week, ensuring that
| you’ll never really have to maintain it ever again, you’re in luck. The Zonbu
| is very capable in that respect. If you want a Linux laptop, go ahead and
| pick up a cheap laptop on eBay or Craigslist and download Ubuntu.  


ArsGeek reviews the Zonbu Notebook

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| The price point, even after several years of subscription fees are taken into
| account is still fairly compelling. More so since you should theoretically
| not have to worry about any updates or maintenance to the machine. If
| something breaks it will be replaced. If software goes wrong you can revert
| to the factory default while still retaining all of your files. That in
| itself is a compelling reason to look seriously at Zonbu and their desktop
| and laptop solutions.      


First Impressions: Real life with the Zonbu Laptop Review

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| Overall, I give the Zonbu laptop an 8.5 out of 10.
| The major things holding it back are the need for better flash video
| performance and some key application updates as well as a rethink of the
| physical housing. These things will be addressed in the coming months and the
| device will become indispensible at the current price point.  
| If you’re curious, the entry point is relatively low - order one. You won’t
| regret it.


Hands On: Zonbu's Data Syncing Linux Notebook

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| The $279 Zonbu Notebook is the latest offering from the Open Source computer
| company—following up on the $99 Zonbu Desktop released earlier this year. The
| software is the same OS seen on the desktop, updated with a few new features
| such as real time data syncing. But the question remains: Does Zonbu find the
| sweet spot between solid performance and an entry level price?    
| [...]
| Without the Zonbu Plan, the laptop will cost $479.


Zonbu GNU/Linux computer

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| Zonbu is a very simple system. It is geared for users who may not necessarily
| care what operating system they are using, but someone who just wants a
| functional system. Zonbu does exactly that. The software is very
| straightforward to use. Zonbu is very environmentally friendly. Not only does
| it not require a lot of power to run, it also does not contribute to noise
| pollution.    


$99 Zonbu Linux PC On Sale Today

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| We've had our hands on these super-green Linux-and-Via powered babies for a
| little while, but now it's your turn. Even though the beta program is
| expected to run until September, Zonbu is confident that the hardware on 1.0
| is locked. That's why today, the company started selling the little box, but
| will cover the first three months of software support, technically a beta
| run, for free.    


Linux net PC prototype gains favorable review

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| PC Magazine reviewer Patrick Norton likes the Zonbox's low power requirements
| and complement of pre-loaded software, which includes Skype, the Banshee
| music jukebox, OpenOffice, and Firefox. YouTube video playback and mp3
| ripping are less than perfect, he reports. However, the Zonbox uses only 11
| Watts to play DVDs (external USB DVD player required). It can output to a
| 720p high-definition TV with "no problems," Norton found.      


Review: Zonbu, the $99 Linux Computer

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| There's a lot to like about Zonbu, including its three-year replacement
| warranty. With your configuration information and all your data backed up in
| the Zonbu online storage space, when you plug in, you can restore your
| machine instantly. As an added plus, Zonbu is environmentally friendly; the
| company claims the computer uses a fraction of the electricity of a standard
| PC, which will cut down on your company's electricity costs.    


Zonbu to Roll Out $99 Linux-Based Computer This Summer

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| There's a cheap computer on the way that undercuts them all, the $99
| Zonbu, due this summer in a silent-running form factor that's about
| the size of a paperback book.


Gizmodo get their hands on Zonbu's remote-storage Linux PC

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| Gizmodo have been playing with a halfway solution, Zonbu?s $99
| Linux PC, which runs open-source software on a fanless 1.2MHz
| platform but utilises Amazon?s S3 storage servers to save your files.


Zonbu PC--the little, green rental machine

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| The Zonbu PC easily fits in your hand, and initially costs $99--with a
| two-year subscription for online storage that costs between $12.50 and $19.95
| each month. You can buy just the PC for $249 with no storage agreement--and
| no storage. Zonbu does let you cancel the subscription at any time.  

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