OMG It’s So Cute!


I like to report advanced technology that runs open source systems, like LInux.
From Manufactum of Germany, we have a two pound PC, running Linux, of course, just over seven inches maximum dimension. It runs at 500 MHz, can handle a gig of RAM (default 512 MB) and an 80 gig hard drive. It is pre-loaded with Debian with KDE as your desktop. That part is totally configurable, of course.

Imagine replacing all the computers in your lab with something the size of a Tom Clancy novel. That would leave piles of room for, say, a bigger fridge in which you can store samples. And beer.


  1. #1 Jeb, FCD
    November 15, 2007

    Ever seen one of these?

  2. #2 matthew
    November 15, 2007

    Except it’s waaaay overpriced for the specs. If you want to see the wave of the future, check out Asus’s Eee PC

  3. #3 Peter McGrath
    November 16, 2007

    It probably has a better plot than a Tom Clancey novel, too.

  4. #4 Virgil Samms
    November 16, 2007

    If you’re into small, quiet, cool and cheap, you should know that Intel is attempting to kick the bottom out of the mini-ITX box. The D201GLY2 needs no CPU fan, has an integrated Celeron processor, and retails for less than US$80.