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AnandTech: Pogo Linux: 1GHz for under $1000 [Hardware Review]

Jan 31, 2001, 07:33 (3 Talkback[s])

"Where there is a neglected portion of the market, there will always be a newcomer to the game ready and willing to tend to it. In July of 1999 that's exactly what Pogo Linux, Inc. set out to do, and they did it in a very peculiar way, with the sub $300 Linux PC...."

"Fast forwarding to the present day, AMD has definitely been good to the market and the market has responded with enthusiasm. Currently virtually ever major PC manufacturer has an Athlon based line, with the notable exception of Dell, which continues to be an Intel-only show. Being an early adopter of the Athlon platform, Pogo continues to offer Athlon-based solutions such as the Altura while also balancing their products with Intel powered systems where it makes sense to use them (i.e. in 1U dual processor servers)...."

"Quite possibly the biggest selling point for Pogo and the Altura is the fact that their pre-built systems are actually quite a bit like what your average hardware enthusiast would put together if they were given $1000 to spend. The fact that Pogo offers Linux as a primary OS on their creation is yet another point that helps to set them apart from the competition."

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