QuaNext Flat Panel TV Running Embedded Linux
Hong Kong-based systems integrator Quataris is shipping a flat-panel PC/TV that runs a multimedia OS based on SUSE Linux. The QuaNext PC is based on a Pentium 4, and has a built-in, widescreen 19-inch LCD flat-panel display, along with a PAL-format (European) TV receiver.
The QuaNext uses standard PC and laptop computer components, Quataris says, and can run Windows or Linux. The company has developed a SUSE-based multimedia OS that can be used for normal PC operations, or launched into a multimedia player environment by a front panel-mounted hardware button.