Shuttle prices, specs up KPC Linux box

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| Shuttle without fanfare has rolled out the finished version of the KPC, its
| first Linux system targeted at the most basic of computer use. The small form
| factor box lowers the cost of the PC maker's normally gaming-focused systems
| in part by switching to Foresight Linux: without the cost of a Windows
| license, only the hardware affects the price.
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http://www.electronista.com/articles...6/shuttle.kpc/


Recent:

$199 Shuttle kPC ditches Ubuntu for Foresight Linux

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| When Shuttle unveiled its low-cost kPC desktop at CES in January, word was
| that the machine would come pre-loaded with a copy of the popular Ubuntu
| Linux operating system. *
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http://techreport.com/discussions.x/14278


$199 Shuttle kPC ditches Ubuntu for Foresight Linux

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| When Shuttle unveiled its low-cost kPC desktop at CES in January, word was
| that the machine would come pre-loaded with a copy of the popular Ubuntu
| Linux operating system. *
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http://techreport.com/discussions.x/14278


Review: Shuttle LinuXPC SD3002Q 500 desktop computer [Gets FOUR of out FIVE]

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| One of the biggest reasons stopping people from trying the Linux operating
| system is concern about installing it, especially if it turns out that Linux
| does not support a particular device that works with Windows.
|
| Buying a PC with Linux already installed avoids these problems - Shuttle's
| LinuXPC SD3002Q is the first we have seen from the company that has the
| operating system instead of Windows.
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http://www.vnunet.com/computeractive...inuxpc-sd3002q


Related:

Microsoft's Big Problem in a Small Box

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| Vista is a big operating system that demands monster graphics and dual-core
| processors. But what if the market pines for a whole lot less?
|
| [...]
|
| The mass move to mobile computing is a destabilizing force and harbinger of
| change. Microsoft's position would be better if Vista didn't demand so much
| when the market wants so little.
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/conte...129TX1K0000535
http://tinyurl.com/2sg6xy


Linux is about to take over the low end of PCs

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| Opinion -- Sometimes, several unrelated changes come to a head at the same
| time, with a result no one could have predicted. The PC market is at such a
| tipping point right now and the result will be millions of Linux-powered PCs
| in users' hands.
|
| [...]
|
| Microsoft will fight this trend tooth and nail. It will cut prices to the
| point where it'll be bleeding ink on some of its product lines. And Windows
| XP is going to stick around much longer than Microsoft ever wanted it to.
| Still, it won't be enough. By attacking from the bottom, where Microsoft can
| no longer successfully compete, Linux will finally cut itself a large slice
| of the desktop market pie.
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http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2414535067.html