Awesome news… Shuttle released a press release today:
Shuttle Teams with Foresight Linux on $199 KPC
City of Industry, CA., MArch 4, 2008
Shuttle today announced that the newly launched $199 KPC will feature the Foresight Linux operating system. With an intuitive interface and user focused design, Foresight does away with the need for users to be familiar with Linux.
A host of the latest software is packaged with the operating system, giving users convenient and enjoyable access to music, photos, videos, documents, and the Internet. Even keeping up-to-date with the latest features and fixes is a simple process with the user friendly update button.
Foresight uses the revolutionary Conary® Package Manager developed by rPath and distributed as Open Source software under the terms of the Common Public License. With the Conary® Package Manager, the system updates only the specific files in packages which need to be updated so updating takes little time and bandwidth.
Shuttle’s KPC includes many software packages already installed, including the OpenOffice.org® office suite, the Firefox® web browser, the Pidgin instant messenger, the Banshee music player, the Totem movie player, the F-Spot photo organizer, and Compiz for 3D desktop effects. For more details visit: http://us.shuttle.com/kpc
I am fortunate enough to have received one of these little boxes already, and I am pretty impressed. Great value for the $199 price tag. And of course it is linux friendly, Foresight worked perfectly out of the box. All the way from sound, compiz, to suspend/hibernate, all just worked. In fact, this was a pre-release box they sent and it already had Foresight pre-loaded! So exciting, everyone go buy one 😀
More information at Shuttle’s KPC website.