Linspire review – running on a Koobox affordable PC

October 29, 2007

Koobox MiniDesktoplinux.com is carrying an interesting review today of the Freespire 2.0 release of Linux.

The tester installed in on some low-end PC hardware from Koobox which is based on a mobile Pentium chip (lower power, lower heat) and also uses an Intel 915 graphics chip (if it used a newer chipset like the 945 it would mean things like Compiz should work on it and the video challenges Zonbu has been wrestling with won’t be present). In fact, the MiniKoobox looks like Zonbu’s big brother, with a built in DVD drive and a faster processor (but less memory): http://koobox.com/minikoobox.php

It’s a great review and it goes to show that there are many roads that will lead to the same place – affordable desktop linux running on low power devices…

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Next Zonbu Update? It’s that time of the month…

October 29, 2007

Zonbu Beta LogoIt’s that time of the month, around the 30th, when Zonbu pushes out their software updates. At least if history is any indication.

As we understand from their commentary during the last update, the next update we see should be the final “stable” release version (whereas we have been in beta up until this point). In addition to the historical timing, I’m thinking we may see the final stable release in the next few days as they’ll need to get it out to garner some press momentum going in to the key Christmas selling season…

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40K Mr. Zonbu page views and some stats…

October 29, 2007

Just a quick note to let all of you readers know that we hit a milestone mid-last week; the site crossed the 40K page view mark. A substantial achievement for a personal blog about such a specific topic.

Also of note, we are now part of the page one results for a “zonbu” Google search, as well as ranking highly on Technorati and various other sites.  We are the number one site for independent Zonbu info and discussions.

If you want to see what interests our readers, I’ve included a list of the most accessed pages in the last 30 days after the jump…

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Timezone database incorrect?

October 29, 2007

I just noticed that my clock was reading an hour behind actual time (which was a change, it used to be fine).  I manually reset it to current time and then it occured to me that the timezone (TZ) database may be out of date on the Zonbu.

Has anyone else noticed their clock jumped back on them already?

-Mr. Zonbu