Not many mainstream PC manufacturers have a Linux preinstalled version of their products. But some do have and the there are many other not-so-mainstream providers of Linux preinstalled laptops, netbooks and PC's. Here are a few of them you should know.
Dell Dell is obviously the most famous among Laptops/PC manufacturers in Linux circles primarily because of its preinstalled Ubuntu offerings..
Dell is arguably the first among the 'really big' hardware manufacturers to find out the true potential of Linux and specifically Ubuntu.
EmperorLinux provides Linux laptops with full hardware support under Linux. Unlike other providers like Dell, Emperor Linux has a wide range of products from low end netbooks to laptops with high end configuration.
LinPC LinPC was formed as a way to offer PCLinuxOS preinstalled on custom built systems. They ship systems with PCLinuxOS preinstalled. Currently no other Linux distributions are under consideration, according to LinPC.
"ThinkPenguin was founded in 2009 to bring choice to consumers, and introduce the masses to the concept of free and open source software. Freeing users from anti-competitive vendors and lock-ins ThinkPenguin provides users a single go-to source for well supported free and open source solutions."
Zareason is another important provider of preinstalled Linux products and their product range is arguably the widest. They have everything from Linux laptops to Linux T-Shirts. Choice of distros include Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Debian, Fedora among others.
The new iPod shuffle has got buttons, VoiceOver and playlists. It’s small, wearable and has the clip, plus some great features. It offers :
>easy to use buttons,playlists, with Genius mixes and VoiceOver.
>This 2GB music player is tiny and is said to deliver 15 hours of music.
>Comes in 5 colors, and sells for just $49
2)New iPod nano
The new iPod nano is really small and amazing, with
> easy to use and multi-touch user interface.
>It’s 46% smaller and 42% lighter than its predecessor.
>Hard volume buttons, VoiceOver, FM radio, Nike+, pedometer, and 24 languages.
>24 hours of audio playback.
It also has a clip and the screen can be rotated if the nano is clipped on is in a non-standard direction. It is sleek and comes in 6 awesome colors.
The new iPod nano comes in 2 models – 8GB sells for $149 and 16GB sells for $179.
New ipod touch 4G launched
Apple also the much anticipated new iPod Touch in its Special event. The new iPod touch is really cool and comes with amazing iPhone 4 features like:
> Facetime video calling,
>HD video recording and Game center.
>iPhones and iPod touches can FaceTime one another.
The new iPod touch has 4x the number of pixels with a remarkable display. It has got the A4 chip, the same chip that powers the iPhone. There is also 3-axis gyro, iOS 4.1 with Game Center, a front-facing camera with FaceTime and a rear camera for HD video recording and photos. There is no information about the no. of megapixel in back camera.
The remarkable difference between old and new iPod touch design is:
> New iPod touch has weight reduced by 14 grams,
> depth reduced by 1.3mm, width decreased by .1 inches and height increased by .1 inches.
Prices and Availability – It comes in three models: 8GB for $229, 32GB for $299, and 64GB for $399.
They’re up for pre-order and will be available next week.