TCA (my initials)

January 5, 2008

green linux, part 2

Filed under: techno lust — TCA @ 10:35 pm

This is part two of the year of green linux.

Nokia’s n800 Linux PDA on steroids was Amazon’s best selling computer in 2007. Slashing its retail price nearly in half before the holidays doubtless helped increase its popularity.

The new n810 with retractable hardware thumb keyboard is the latest and greatest thing.

2008 is the year of the n800 for me, even though it’s last year’s model, thanks to its recently-improved operating system and applications.

Meanwhile, the inexpensive Everex gPC running gOS Linux is out of stock at every local Wal-Mart in my neck of the woods. It’s selling briskly. This “hands on” report from the Gadget Lab at Wired Blog Network explains the gPC’s popularity.

The Zonbu notebook and mini desktop both have custom Ubuntu Linux inside. A page at Zonbu’s website nicely explains the emerging green linux philosophy.

And then there’s Dell.

“I see a time when all manufacturers and customers instinctively see sustainability as a performance feature of anything on the market, and use this to drive research, investment and choice” says Dell’s director of worldwide environmental affairs David Lear in this two-part interview.


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