Dude, where’s my Zonbu?

I ordered my Zonbu a while ago.

A few days ago I received a notice saying it would be shipping shortly. So I waited. I can pretend to be patient.

Strangely, I haven’t seen any sign of a tracking number which is really e-commerce 101.

Ah, they just sent me an e-mail saying that the units are expected to ship later in the week? Hmm, so they started their PR campaign and either weren’t ready to ship (pessimistic me) or have completely sold out their stock already and are waiting for more (optimistic me)?

Either way, a bit of a snafu in this age of immediate gratification.

Back to waiting…

-Mr. Zonbu

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5 Responses to Dude, where’s my Zonbu?

  1. michel2506 says:

    i have ordered one last week and i am quite dissapointed that it is taking so long. I had hoped to get my zonbu in this week because it’s my last week of vacation before i go to work again , poor me 😦

    on the bright side: they don’t charge any money before they ship it.

  2. thorn168 says:

    I did some research after reading your blog. I think the Zonbu is just a rebranded fit-pc

    Check out this link: http://www.fit-pc.com/specifications.htm

    The fit-pc sells for $285 USD

    You can also get a micro ITX setup from this site:
    http://damnsmalllinux.org/store/Mini_ITX_Systems

    Here is a page with pictures that look very similar to the zonbu

    http://damnsmalllinux.org/store/Mini_ITX_Systems/Mini_ITX_BareBones_Computer

    BTW DSL has come a long way as an OS.

  3. thorn168 says:

    The reason whay I think it is rebranded is because the Fit-pc comes with Gentoo installed. That is what caught my attention since both the Zonbu and the fit-pc use Gentoo as an OS.

    IMO Gentoo is not a very good choice for an OS because the Gentoo development team is “errantic” and distro production is complicated by developer politics.

  4. Gary says:

    I think the basic hardware can be found here.
    http://www.ewayco.com/

  5. michel2506 says:

    well, my zonbu has finally shipped, i hope to get it sometime next week

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