Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Biedronka offers low cost Kubuntu based laptop

Filed under
KDE
Linux
Hardware
Moz/FF
OOo
GIMP

http://www.biedronka.pl/img/promocja/3NextWeek/2008.06.16/s13_b.gif

In terms of hardware, the laptop sports the following characteristics.
-Processor Intel Celeron M550 2 Ghz
-RAM: 512 DDR2
-Screen: 13', 1280x800
-HD: 80 GB SATA
-4 USB ports
-10/100 LAN card
-CD-R / DVD combo

OS and applications:
-Linux Kubuntu (8.04, eventually).
-OpenOffice 2.3
-Firefox 2
-Kadu (gadu-gadu client; it's the most popular IM network in Poland)
-GIMP 2.4.5

PRICE: 999 PLN (296 EUR)

All in all, it looks like a very attractive low cost machine.
The fact that it comes with Linux pre-installed is a major plus.
Let's see how successful it will turn out.

It's on sale from June 12th to June 19th 2008.

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

US Military To Launch Open Source Academy

Open source software, which has become increasingly common throughout the US military from unmanned drones to desktops, has now been enlisted as a career option for military personnel. In September, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center will open a Linux certification academy, marking the first time such a training program has been hosted on a military base. Read more

Video: TedX talk - Richard Stallman

Well, vp9/opus in a webm container have been supported by both Firefox and Google Chrome for several releases now... so enjoy it in your web browser. Read more

Eclipse Luna for Fedora 20

If you are a Fedora Eclipse user, then you're probably saddened since the release of Eclipse Luna (4.4) because you are still using Eclipse Kepler (4.3) on Fedora 20. Well, be saddened no longer because Eclipse Luna is now available for Fedora 20 as a software collection! A software collection is simply a set of RPMs whose contents are isolated from the rest of your system such that they do not modify, overwrite or otherwise conflict with anything in the main Fedora repositories. This allows you install multiple versions of a software stack side-by-side, without them interfering with one another. More can be read about this mechanism on the software collections website. The Eclipse Luna software collection lives in a separate yum repository, which must be configured by clicking on this link to install the release package. Read more