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Windows 95 Electron

Software developer Felix Rieseberg has created a version Windows 95 that could run on a number of different platforms, thanks to a framework called Electron – a framework for running cross-platform applications and uses HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build apps – complete with a web browser, sound support and more. The app boasts 500MB of free disk space, Microsoft FrontPage for creating websites and a few popular games, like Doom, Wolfenstein 3D and Grand Prix Circuit. Read more for another video and the download link.

Atari VCS

Formerly known as the Ataribox, the Atari VCS was officially unveiled at GDC 2018, and it’s basically a Linux-powered gaming computer that can be used as both a PC and video game console, pre-loaded with a Atari classic games right out of the box. It will be powered by a semi-custom AMD processor with Radeon graphics, and feature an SD card slot, HDMI, USB, Ethernet ports, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Nintendo Switch Linux

The Nintendo Switch is a fine game console, but unfortunately, you’re not able to load your own software on it, that is unless…hacker team “FailOverflow” has gotten their hands on the device. That’s right, they managed to get a full Linux distro running on a hacked Switch, complete with touchscreen support, web browser, as well as a GPU-powered demo application. Continue reading for another video and more information.

Ubuntu Laptop

Canonical unveils Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex 2008 in Taipei. This operating system is basically a “reworked desktop image of Ubuntu built specifically for a new category of portable internet-centric devices.” Click here for first picture in gallery.

We are told that this flavor will feature a launcher that enables users to “get online more quickly and have faster access to their favorite applications,” and that it “leverages Moblin technologies optimized for the Intel Atom processor.”

[via Engadget]

Priced at just $500, the MIU HDPC features a 4-inch touchscreen display, 1GHz VIA C7M ULV processor, 4GB of DDR2 memory, Windows XP / Linux Qplus embedded OS, 60GB HDD or 4GB SSD, miniSD/microSD card slot, 5.0-megapixel camera, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, and two USB ports. Click here for first picture in gallery.

You’d think the battery life would suffer running all that, plus its Via processor (500MHz or 1GHz), but the reported life is 7 hours at “high power” or an impressive 90 hours at low power settings. This multi-use gadget really does fall down on size, measuring 6.4 x 2.6 x 0.96 inches and weighing pounds, so it’s a pocket-stretcher

[via EngadgetGizmodoAVing]

Cube Atlantis is basically a CompizFusion plugin that renders “a few fish, sharks, whales, and dolphins in your desktop cube.” Video after the jump.

To install this plugin, along with a wealth of other entertaining and useful plugins for CompizFusion, select the “compiz-fusion-plugins-extra” package through your favorite package manager or apt

[via JATB]