"The Link, available online for about $300, is a
compact PC-compatible system running a stripped-down Ubuntu 8.10
OS, enhanced by various additions and tweaks implemented by Neuros
Technology's developers in concert with the Link's user community.
Interestingly, the device currently boots and runs entirely from a
3.5GB thumb drive, a feature touted as reducing cost, power, and
"As mentioned previously, the Link's OS is a trimmed-down
version of Ubuntu 8.10. Interestingly, Neuros has opted to maintain
tighter control of the Link's OS by hosting its own Ubuntu 8.10
package repository for the Link. The company says it did this to
"increase stability" of the device's OS.
"One noticeable system tweak is the presence of a sleek,
integrated, black-themed environment that encompasses the
startup/shutdown splash screen, GNOME's desktop wallpaper,
Firefox's browser theme, and the Link's web-based media
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