Thursday, August 09, 2007

A $99 Desktop Comes With Software, Backup and Too Many Catches | Personal Technology | Walt Mossberg | AllThingsD

Walt Mossberg reviews the Zonbu, and finds it not quite ready for prime time; see the link below for the full article (no wsj.com subscription required). 

For just $99, you can now buy a desktop computer that’s preloaded with full versions of 20 popular types of software. This computer comes with free, automatic, online backup of your files, and a design that cuts energy use way below that of a standard computer.

It gets better. This new PC, called Zonbu, from a new company of the same name, automatically receives free updates of its software when new versions come out. It doesn’t require antivirus or other security programs because it runs on the Linux operating system, which has attracted very few viruses or spyware programs. And it takes up almost no room — it’s a tiny little box.

A $99 Desktop Comes With Software, Backup and Too Many Catches | Personal Technology | Walt Mossberg | AllThingsD

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