"Zonbu has started shipping a laptop version of its Linux-based
computing appliance for home users. The Zonbu Notebook or 'Zonbook
1' is based on a power-efficient Via processor, runs Gentoo Linux
and 20 open source applications, and sells for $280 with a managed
"The Zonbu Notebook is the second hardware platform to ship from
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Zonbu. Its first, the Zonbu 'Desktop Mini'
(formerly known as the 'Zonbox,' pictured at right), continues to
be available, and in fact earlier this month gained its first
stable, 1.0 firmware release, about five months after shipping this
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