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CNETAsia: Tiny Linux PC Unveiled

Apr 25, 2003, 04:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Winston Chai)

"Taiwanese hardware maker Via Technologies and U.S.-based PC maker Mini-Box have unveiled a tiny desktop computer featuring an embedded Linux operating system.

"The Mini-Box M-100, a general-purpose computer built around Via's EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard, is 20 cm by 4.4 cm by 22cm in size and weights 1 kg. Besides desktop use, it can also be used 'embedded'--housed within a larger machine to perform a specific computing task.

"Slightly larger and heavier than a CD-ROM drive found on a standard desktop, it may not be the smallest desktop computer on the market, but is likely the smallest based on a standard mainboard design; other tiny PCs use specially-designed, one-off mainboards..."

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