Who knew you could get a Linux-powered computer for just $146? Find that and more in this strange list. Which ones are your favorites?
Municator – The $146 Linux Computer
…does all the basic things most people need, like browsing (firefox), emailing (thunderbird), instant messaging (gaim), skype, word processing (Red Office), audio/video playback (mplayer), e-learning, all through a very user-friendly very basic interface and is software upgradable
Chumby – The Bedside Computer
Chumby is a small computer that aims to replace your “bedside” digital clock. Put simply, it’s a full-featured PC stuffed inside a fuzzy shell. Boasting a 3-inch TFT-LCD display (320 x 240), a 266-MHz CPU, 32MB SDRAM, 64MB Flash RAM, Wi-Fi, USB ports, and 2W speakers.
Basically, it does everything that your regular computer does (except smaller and a little slower), but it comes in a fuzzy little self-contained box so you can snuggle up to it at night
Wrist-Worn Linux PC
This 7-ounce watch from EuroTech boasts a 2.8-inch touchscreen LCD display, SD card slot, Bluetooth, GPS receiver, WiFi, USB and supports the Linux operating system. [ Source]
World’s First Wall-Socket PC
Here’s a first: a computer that resides in your wall-socket — offering a 500-MHz AMD RISC CPU, 128MB of memory, 64MB of Flash memory, and a VGA connector. The JackPC runs Windows CE and is priced at just $392.
The biggest news here — beyond the size, of course — is that the unit can actually run off of power-over-Ethernet, just to make your fellow IT buddies jealous
Tiny Space Cube PC
Measuring just 2 x 2 x 2.2 inches, the Space Cube is a tiny PC that boasts a 300 MHz processor, 64MB of SDRAM, and an external video connector — supports 1280 x 1024 resolution. External interfaces include a Flash memory card slot, USB port, Ethernet, and a serial port. It’s powered by Atom Linux and available now.[Source 1 – 2]