[ubuntu-uk] News Item- Low Cost PC/ Motherboard running on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy)

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Nov 8 11:03:47 GMT 2007


Quoting Jim Kissel <jlk at osml.eu>:

>
>
> Rob Beard wrote:
>> Quoting Renjith Nair <renjith4 at gmail.com>:
>>
>>> Hello Everyone,  Good morning !
>>>
>>> Some of you may have already seen this newsitem on slashdot. It is  
>>>  a welcome
>>> sign that ubuntu is being considered as the operating system of   
>>> their choice
>>> by various manufacturers :-)
>>>
>>> *Low Cost PC/ Motherboard running on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) with the
>>> lightweight Enlightenment window manager instead of KDE/GNOME*
>>>
>>> Slashdot Story:   
>>> http://hardware.slashdot.org/hardware/07/11/07/2036249.shtml
>>>
>>> "hardware hacking enthusiasts can now get their hands on the guts of the
>>> Everex TC2502 Linux PC for just $60 (USD). The compact x86-compatible "gOS
>>> Dev Board" offers a lightweight Linux-based OS designed for use with Google
>>> Apps"
>>>
>>> Original Link : http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5305482907.html
>>>
>>> Currently it is available from a US retailer namely ClubIT but they are not
>>> accepting International orders. Is there any similar product available in
>>> UK?
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Renjith
>>>
>>
>> Thats pretty cool, so it's basically a similar spec to what you'd get
>> on the EPIA boards just not as small and maybe higher power
>> requirements.  Would be pretty good for a second PC for web browsing
>> though.
>>
>> I'd be interested to know if anyone finds a supplier.
>
> http://www.mypcrevolution.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1979
>>
>> Rob
>>

Hmm, bit more than I was expecting.  Still IIRC eBuyer.com did a  
similar sort of board a couple of years ago for about £30.  Maybe they  
might be able to do a deal to get a load of these boards.

Rob






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