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[News] Review of the $99 Linux Home Server/NAS, Linux Grows in "Smart Consumer Devices Market"

  • Subject: [News] Review of the $99 Linux Home Server/NAS, Linux Grows in "Smart Consumer Devices Market"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 18:30:48 +0100
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Review: $99 TonidoPlug Linux Home Server, NAS

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| The TonidoPlug falls into a relatively new 
| category of âwall-wartâ form factor 
| computers. They are generally defined as 
| being cheap, low on power consumption (in 
| the single watts range) and fanless. Most 
| plug computers, as they are also called, are 
| based off of the Marvell SheevaPlug 
| reference design. The difference between the 
| TonidoPlug competitors like the Ctera 
| CloudPlug, PogoPlug and Globalscale GuruPlug 
| comes down to the bundled software and 
| services. While they all essentially run on 
| the same hardware, each has its own set of 
| pre-installed applications in addition to 
| services (some are paid) that do things like 
| facilitate file and media sharing from 
| outside the home network.


Panel: Smart consumer devices market to explode

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| Open-source software has also been maturing 
| for the last decade, and now has passed 
| Microsoft in keeping up with usage trends, 
| according to Michael Kress, senior director 
| at Canonical Ltd., a provider of support, 
| engineering services and hardware and 
| software certification for the Linux-variant 
| Ubuntu.
| "We are taking the best of all the open 
| source software available today and bringing 
| it together into a single platform. Linux 
| continues to evolve, coming out with a new 
| version every six months, unlike Microsoft 
| which is much slower to respond," said 
| Kress. "We think that Linux is the oneâwith 
| Android, Amigo and Ubuntu leading the smart 
| devices revolution." 



Intel's Moorestown Atom launches -- without Windows

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| While all the above was expected, the shocker
| is that the Z6xx has been launched with
| support for three flavors of Linux --
| Android, Moblin 2.1, and MeeGo -- but nary a
| mention of Microsoft Windows. This arguably
| represents the biggest rift in the "Wintel
| monopoly" since the IBM PC was first launched
| in 1981 with Intel's 8088 CPU and Microsoft's
| MS-DOS/PC-DOS operating system.

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