20 September 2005

Linux is just, like, so cool

I'd like to know why newspapers all have these huge business sections offering stock quotes. Few of us own very many stocks and those of us who do, have our stocks tied up in retirement accounts. Instead of the typically business section telling wealthy tycoons where to invest, newspapers should have a labor section describing the best places to work. Or if that's too radical, at least a section that discusses the new cutting-edge technology. I though of the latter when I ran across an interesting post at BoingBoing describing the new Linux-based handheld computer/PDA called the GP2X:

It can play games. It can play your Movies. It can play your music. It can view photos. It can read Ebooks. It runs on just 2 AA batteries - And it can do all this in the palm of your hand or on your TV screen. It runs the free Linux operating system. This means a whole world of Games, Utilities and Emulators are at your disposal. Quake, Doom, SNES, Megadrive, MAME, Media players and Applications to name just a few. It's powerful - Two 200mhz CPU's with 64meg of RAM, custom graphics hardware and decoding chips. Takes SD cards and has 64M of NAND memory. Plenty to play with. One of the most powerful and advanced handhelds today. (Price: About $190 U.S.)


denisdekat said...

nothing better for web servers than linux ;)

Karlo said...

I love the open-source model. Sometimes I get the feeling that things like Linux will ultimately transform the way we view work.