I want a Linutop. It’s a very simple machine – reminds me of the $100 laptop:

Linutop is a Linux-based diskless computer. It offers a completely silent, low-power operation in an extremely small package.

Its main purpose is to surf the Internet.

The iPhone is diskless, too. Hard disks are for old people. “But what about software?”, you say. The Linutop comes with Firefox, GAIM (for instant messaging), some media player I’ve never heard of, and a PDF reader. What else do you need? Especially considering all the great web-based software available these days like Google Docs & Spreadsheets. I guess an FTP client might be nice…maybe Filezilla.

No word on the price or when it will be available to buy.


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Fred Simmons

As a Partner and Director of User Experience at Gulo, Fred enjoys making websites UX patterns more natural and improving UX design. Outside of work, Fred enjoys golf, BBQ, craft beer, movies where the bad guy wins, comma-separated lists, and talking about himself in the third person.