Asustek Pushes 'Eee' Linux Desktop PCs

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2008-02-01 Print this article Print

New Linux-powered PCs include a $200 system and a 42-inch LCD HDTV E-TV. 

Asustek, the company behind the popular Xandros Linux-powered Asus Eee PC 4G ultramobile PC, knows it's got something good going on, and so it's going to push its Linux desktop PCs for all it's worth.

In 2008, Asustek will be releasing an entire line of Linux-powered PCs: the E-DT (desktop PC), E-TV and E-Monitor.

The E-DT, which we can expect to see by May, at first will use an Intel Celeron processor. The versions after that will use Intel's upcoming Shelton architecture with a Diamondville processor and the 945 graphic chip set. Diamondville is being designed for low-cost laptops, such as Intel's own Classmate PC design.

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I'm editor-at-large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. That's a fancy title that means I write about whatever topic strikes my fancy or needs written about across the Ziff Davis Enterprise family of publications. You'll find most of my stories in Linux-Watch, DesktopLinux and eWEEK. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, I worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects.

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