Sunday, April 20, 2008

Another Small Cheap Linux Laptop (like the Eee PC) Except This is Completely Resistent to Worms and Viruses

Ran across the InkMedia on LinuxDevices that is in the same class as the Eee PC with the following specs:

VIA C7-M ULV Processor
Internal 8.6" Diagonal SVGA (800x600) LCD panel
Supporting 1024 X 768 True Color Video Output on external monitor
Supports MPEG2 and MPEG4 decode acceleration in hardware.
4 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 1.1 port (for keyboard)
2 SD slots
512 MB Ram
2 GB NAND Flash, containing read only file system (compressed)
User file storage on SD card
1 Stereo minipin audio out, stereo minipin mic in
1 RGB out for VGA monitor
10/100 Ethernet jack
802.11 a/b/g WiFi
100-250V 50/60Hz universal power supply
5-8 Hours of battery life

The most impressive thing is it is completely secure
After many years of working with School Net India, Gerry Morgan, the founder and designer behind InkMedia, became frustrated with the huge number of computers that were ruined because of virus infections. As a result, he set out to create a computer with a flash-based operating system that comes with software imbedded into its core. It has everything that a typical student, family or small business would need.
It figures the Canadians would come up with a completely secure device first. Damn them. One step behind. And their restrooms are cleaner, too (at least the ones I remember on Vancouver Island)

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