Desktoplinux.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…
Just the other day I was saying that Zonbu may want to approach Intel about spinning a platform similar to the current Zonbox but based on Intel (or AMDs) chipsets and graphics controllers. I think it would remove one of the few remaining complaints about system hardware, and may result in more firepower under the hood, which would remove my last remaining niggle.