Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Endless is bringing its cheap, user-friendly Linux PCs to the US

Collapse
X
Collapse

  • Endless is bringing its cheap, user-friendly Linux PCs to the US

    Now Endless is making a push for the US market with the new (and less quirky) Mission Mini and Mission One. They're small boxes with a bit of a wood motif going on to differentiate them from a Mac Mini or any other tiny PC. The $129 Mini has a quad core 1.5GHz ARM processor, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. The $249 One has a 2.16GHz Celeron processor and a 500GB hard drive.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	boo.jpg Views:	1 Size:	54.8 KB ID:	620505

    If you add keyboard, mouse, and a screen to the price, neither computer is a better deal thanan equivalent Chromebook, but the extra apps (like an open source Office clone, an open-source Minecraft clone, etc.) and the bundled content (including thousands of offline Wikipedia articles, and some upcoming coding tutorials) might make the difference.


    The dream of a Linux computer for normal humans is relatively dead. Sure, Google put Linux in billions of hands and homes with Android and Chrome OS, but neither OS is very much like the desktop Linux flavors well-meaning open-source developers have been crafting for decades.

    A company called Endless has marked a third route, a stripped-down Linux operating system without many of the complications and difficulties (and features) of a typical Linux distro, but more apps and offline capabilities than Chrome OS. The OS is available for free download, but it also ships on the quirky Endless Mini and Endless One desktops Endless sells.



    Now Endless is making a push for the US market with the new (and less quirky) Mission Mini and Mission One. They're small boxes with a bit of a wood motif going on to differentiate them from a Mac Mini or any other tiny PC. The $129 Mini has a quad core 1.5GHz ARM processor, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. The $249 One has a 2.16GHz Celeron processor and a 500GB hard drive.

    If you add keyboard, mouse, and a screen to the price, neither computer is a better deal than
    an equivalent Chromebook, but the extra apps (like an open source Office clone, an open-source Minecraft clone, etc.) and the bundled content (including thousands of offline Wikipedia articles, and some upcoming coding tutorials) might make the difference.


    Source: The Verge
      Posting comments is disabled.

    Categories

    Collapse

    Article Tags

    Collapse

    Latest Articles

    Collapse

    • Ares Kodi Project Calls it Quits After Hollywood Cease & Desist
      trebor
      The Ares Project, the group behind the hugely popular Ares Wizard and Kodi repository, has thrown in the towel. Like several other projects this week, Ares was threatened by the MPA-led anti-piracy coalition Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment. Speaking with TorrentFreak, its operator warns that those behind similar projects should exercise caution.


      This week has been particularly bad for those involved in the Kodi addon scene. Following cease-and-desist notices from the
      ...
      11-17-2017, 14:56
    • New: Kodi 17.6 What’s New in Kodi
      trebor


      Kodi 17.6 Changelog


      • Fix possible crash in crontroller dialog
      • Update standard scrapers to lastest version available on release
      • Fix possible connection issues with internal webserver
      • Fix crash when peripheral joystick add-on is disabled

      https://kodi.tv/download...
      11-15-2017, 12:26
    • MECOOL M8S PRO L 4K TV BOX GIVEAWAY SPONSORED BY GEARBEST
      trebor
      Today we bring you yet another Giveaway.

      Click -> http://freaktab.com/forum/freaktab-g...ed-by-gearbest

      This Time Gearbest will Sponsor the Giveaway with 3x MECOOL M8S PRO TV BOX.
      It is an Android TV Box powered with an Amlogic S912 CPU and 3GB of Ram / 16GB Nand.
      Another nice feature is that the MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box comes with Android 7.1 Nougat, which is the
      latest and greatest operating system by Google.
      The MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box user interface...
      10-30-2017, 17:10
    • Coinhive Miners Found in Android Apps, WordPress Sites
      trebor
      The malicious deployment of in-browser JavaScript-based cryptocurrency mining scripts has continued the past week, and we've seen them reach Android applications on the official Google Play Store, but we've also seen the first mass-deployment as part of a botnet of hacked WordPress sites.

      While there are multiple players on the JS-based cryptocurrency mining market, Coinhive continues to remain the attackers' top choice, as we've seen this week after the launch of the WhoRunsCoinhi
      ...
      10-30-2017, 14:59
    • A surge of sites and apps are exhausting your CPU to mine cryptocurrency
      trebor
      Coinhive harnesses the resources of 500 million people with no questions asked.

      Enlarge / A cryptocurrency mining farm.
      Marco KrohnThe Internet is awash with covert crypto currency miners that bog down computers and even smartphones with computationally intensive math problems called by hacked or ethically questionable sites.

      The latest examples came on Monday with the revelation from antivirus provider Trend Micro that at least two Android apps with as many as 50,000 downloads
      ...
      10-30-2017, 14:44
    • DV8219 OTT TV Box from SDMC now with Android TV Official Certification
      trebor
      You had the opportunity to meet SDMC company (Shenzhen SDMC Technology Co., Ltd.) and some of its TV Boxes. For those who do not yet know the SDMC company, we remind you that this is one of the well-known TV Box manufacturers, but not only. SDMC also is a provider of dedicated solutions for cable operators and content aggregators to expand their business in the filed of domestic and overseas telecom, broadcasting, hotel, hospital, school, residential and other industries etc. Recently the SDMC ...
      10-22-2017, 14:58
    Working...
    X