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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Gentil, with the help of his partner, investor, chairman and fellow Frenchman Alain Rossmann, has developed a low-cost, hassle-free, environmentally-correct PC.
You might call it a p.c. PC.
The 34-year-old chief executive of the Menlo Park, Calif.,-based Zonbu - his fourth startup - hopes consumers will pay $99 for a basic Zonbox, as he calls his system, and $12.95 a month to store their data on company servers, for a PC that generates 20 times less power than a standard PC.
Gentil said the device runs on 15 watts of power, compared to an average, full-size PC that uses 175 watts of power. Compared to a standard desktop or laptop, he estimates consumers will save about $10 a month on their home electricity bills with a Zonbox.
The Zonbox uses the Gentoo version of Linux as the core of its operating system.