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[News] New Full-size GNU/Linux Laptop Costs Just $279 (with Plan)

  • Subject: [News] New Full-size GNU/Linux Laptop Costs Just $279 (with Plan)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 02:46:38 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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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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