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First impressions of the Neuros Link

Feb 28, 2009, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"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 noise.

"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 portal."

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