Rocket Powered Linux Laptop

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The original gPC was released in early November 2007, and it brought us the innovative gOS Operating system. gOS is based on Ubuntu + Enlightenment and offers Google integration with many of the desktop applications. Direct access to Youtube, Google Docs, Meebo, Blogger, and more comes from a collection of icons residing on the Ibar at the bottom of the gOS desktop. Another feature that is unique to gOS is the shelf storage a functional organization system.

When the $199 gPCs hit the Walmart shelves, they didn’t stay there long. High demand same can be said for online environment where ordering methods still seem to be exhausted from the surprising demand for this inexpensive but functional desktop unit. The Everex TC2502 Green gPC comes with 1.5 GHz Via Technologies C7-D processor, pre-installed office software from OpenOffice.org, DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive, 512 MB of DDR2 system memory, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, and a 80 GB hard drive.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Everex announces the CloudBook Ultra-Mobile PC. The Cloud is 9 inches long, weighs in at 2 pounds, boasts a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV mobile processor and it provides your with five hours of use with a single battery charge due to the the 4-cell, lithium-ion battery. Also the Cloud sports a 7 inch wide screen LCD and the pre-installed and linked software includes Mozilla FireFox, gMail, Meebo, Skype, Google Documents & Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, Google News, Google Maps, Wikipedia, Google Product Search, GIMP, Blogger, YouTube, Xine Movie Player, RhythmBox, Faqly, Facebook and OpenOffice.org 2.3 which includes Writer, Calc, Draw, and Impress for all of your office needs.

Due to the lack of a gOS compatible webcam, gOS and meebooth partnered with Ezonics, a leader in web cam developement, and created the gCam. It looks as if more accessories are to come for the Cloud too. Ezonics CEO Liu Ping commented “We are excited to work with gOS to launch the gCam as a first of many Linux friendly, cloud devices.”

One major enhancement of the Everex Cloud over it’s predecessor is the new Rocket 2.0 gOS operating system. The existing gOS 1.0 desktop has been enhanced adding features like gbooth, a web browser-based application that makes capturing photos and movies a snap. Other improvements include pre-installed Flash plugin for online movie viewing, improved reliability for Exalt Wi-Fi manager, virtual desktops for easy grouping of applications across multiple desktop spaces, and easy online storage, backup, and file sharing at box.net.

Other small, inexpensive, Linux powered PCs are popping up everywhere after the Asus Eee PC sold 40,000 copies right out of the gate and the original gPC still show sold out almost everywhere. At ZaReason.com they sold out of their pre-order alotment of the Cloudbook right away. Besides the positive response from consumers the future of Everex and others looks even brighter when taking into consideration their future plans. Everex plans on releasing a developer version 60 days after the initial cloud release which will include a touch screen, also 9 inch versions are on the way soon and possibly a wide selection of light skins.



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