Itty-Bitty, Teeny-Weeny Linux PCs
Just how small can a Linux PC get? Really, really small.Over at our sister site LinuxDevices, were always looking at small, embedded-Linux systems. While reviewing Freespire recently on a Mini koobox, an Apple Mini-sized system, I began to wonder, Just how small do full-featured, Linux-powered PCs come? When I say full-featured, dont mean Internet tablets, like the Nokia N800, or PDAs (personal digital assistants), such as Palms Foleo mobile companion. No, what I wanted to see were real desktops or laptops that I could fit into a coat pocket. Heres what I found.
The Mini koobox comes in at 6.5 by 6.5 by 2 inches and weighs 3.0 pounds. Mine sits right next to my older-model 1.42GHz PowerPC Mac mini, and while the color schemes are different, they could otherwise be identical twins.