Linspire has introduced Linspire ‘Mini Koobox’, a tiny form-factor Linux machine powered by Linux operating system. The ‘Mini Koobox’ Linux desktop computer comes pre-installed with full Office suite and multimedia software.
Measuring just 6.5 x 6.5 x 2 inches and weighing 1.5 kgs, the Mini Koobox desktop system features a brushed matte-platinum case with clear blue plastic accents. All connections and ports, which includes including two USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 port (Firewire), speaker-out, S-video, and mic, are located in the rear side of the Koobox system box,
The Lispire KooBox desktop system also sports a DVI monitor interface connector, and comes with a DVI-to-VGA adapter so that it can be connected to plasma-display or large-format monitors.
The basic Mini Koobox desktop model is based on an Intel platform built by AOpen and is powered by a 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron M 370 processor and Intel 915 chipset, and it comes with 256 MB DDR2 RAM and a 40 GB hard drive, plus an integrated Ethernet card. The system also features a slim CDRW/DVD combo drive and is equipped with DVD-playing software.
The Mini Koobox comes with the Linspire Linux 5.1 operating system, using a 2.6.14 kernel. The application package includes:
- Full Microsoft file-compatible Office suite
- Choice of KDE or GNOME desktops
- OpenOffice.org 2.0, GNOME Office, or KOffice 1.4.2
- AmaroK 1.3.8
- GIMP 2.2.10
- Firefox 188.8.131.52
- Evolution 2.4.2 email client
- GAIM 1.5.0 instant messager
- DVD player and DVD-playing software
“Buying a low-priced Linux machine usually means you’ll have to sacrifice on style and select from a limited supply,” Lispire CEO Carmony added. “We developed the Mini Koobox with Mirus and AOpen because we know there is high consumer demand for ultra-compact home computers that not only look great and perform well, but also don’t cost a fortune.”
Also available are the upgraded versions of the Mini Koobox desktop models which including a model with Intel Celeron M 370 processor, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB hard drive, and a CDRW/DVD combo drive. Another model includes an Intel Pentium M 725 1.6 Ghz processor.
All Mini Koobox units come with a 15-day free subscription to Linspire’s CNR software download service, apart from keyboard, mouse and speakers and is currently only available in USA for under $399 price.
Visit www.koobox.com for more details about Linspire Mini KooBox.