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

The Municator is a $146 Linux powered computer that’s ideal for users who only need basic functionality. It features a 400mhz/800mhz Godson 2C processor, 256MB of memory, 40GB hard drive, four USB 2.0 ports, and TV-out. Weighing less than a pound, the Municator is light enough to be carried anywhere.

…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 12]


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