Ubuntu isn’t the only Linux distribution that available to buy pre-installed on PCs.
The Ubuntu-based spin ‘Linux Mint’ have been working with computer manufacturer CompuLab since late last year to bring Linux Mint to market on a range of energy efficient and fanless devices.
That partnership, which will see Mint receive a small percentage from the sale of each device, is close to bearing its fruit.
Mini Mint PCs
Two versions of the ‘MintBox’ will be made available, both based on AMD’s G-series chipset and using the latest release of the Linux Mint OS with MATE as its desktop environment.
The devices boasts:
- AMD CPU up to 1.65GHz dual core
- Dual-head Radeon HD graphics
- 4GB of RAM
- 250GB HDD
- 4x USB ports
- Dual-head DisplayPort
- 2 eSATA ports
- Ruggedized metal case
Mint aren’t giving any official word on when the devices will appear for sale – though rumours hint that they’ll appear as early as next week.
Similarly, although there’s no official price so far we can assume that given the non Mint-branded version of the same PC starts at £425/$589 the MintBox will likely follow suit.
One thing you have to admire about Mint: they don’t have the massive financial resources of Canonical or the wide-reaching community of Ubuntu, but they’re nevertheless fully capable of delivering what their users want.
Will the MintBox tempt you?