Solutions Linux in Paris May 10th !

Exhibition and conferences
May 10th, 11th and 12th 2011
CNIT Paris la defense

Opening hours:
10th May 9 am to 6 pm
11th May 9 am to 8 pm
12th May 9 am to 6 pm

Linutop Booth E35

See you there!

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Happy New Year 2011!

Paris, January 31st, 2011 (Never too late)

Happy New Year
Feliz Año Nuevo
Ein Gutes Neues Jahr
Bonne Année
Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
ukkig Nieuwjaar
Gott nytt år
Felice anno nuovo
Godt nytår

So, What’s New??
- Linutop OS 4.0 Try it out on your own PC.
- Linutop 3 with ATOM processor
- Linutop 2 Less than 8 Watts
- Linutop Kiosk for digital Signage and Secure internet access for public location
and many new things coming up for 2011!!
Save the snow for the penguin: use energy efficient computing solutions!
Linutop Team is wishing you a Happy Green Year 2011!

Linutop has been sold in more than 50 countries !

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Linutop is small and can be shipped anywhere !

January Sales : save 60€ on your Linutop 2 !

Our clients smallest but also prefered model : Linutop 2 is in the sales for a limited time : 220€ (instead of 280€ – nearly 30% discount).
Take the most of it !

Specifications

Software Linutop OS4  and applications
Pre-loaded on flash (600MB)
Processor AMD Geode LX800 (x86) 500Mhz
Weight 580 gr (20 oz)
Size 14 x 14 x 3.5 cm (5.5×5.5×1.38 in)
Power < 8W / 12V – 3,3A
AC adapter 110-240V~ 50/60Hz
RAM 512 MB expandable up to 1GB
Storage 1 GB Flash Memory (Internal)
Network 10/100baseT Ethernet (RJ-45)
PXE Boot Thin client use
Audio 1 in & 2 out 3mm speaker
Video VGA output (SUB-D15)
Resolution 1920×1440 max
2D Graphic Acceleration
Extension 4x USB 2.0 ports
Anti-theft Kensington Security Slot
Miscs Internal clock backup
Power on button.
Strong Case.
Warranty 1 year (extensible to 3 years)

The new Linutop 3 fanless Atom PC is available!

We’re happy to announce the new version of Linutop 3 : more powerful, while requiring less enery consumption (<16w), thanks to its new Atom based N270 processor.

Linutop 3 is :

  • fanless with no moving part
  • energy efficient,
  • robust,
  • maintenance free,

which is a great advantage over other solutions.

The new Linutop 3 is powered by Linutop OS 4 , lightweight and optimized Ubuntu Gnome distribution including internet and display kiosks for professional uses available for download or on a USB key . It boots up around 25 s after bios when installed on the flash card.

The brochure and the quick userguide (pdf) have been updated.

The new Linutop 3 Atom is available on Linutop Shop for the same attractive price  : 340€  w/VAT

Frédéric Baille interviewed by Armdevices.net

Charbax, of  ArmDevices.net just interviewed Frederic Baille, founder of Linutop; followed by  a screencast of the Linutop Kiosk at 4′36

Thanks Nicolas !

Linutop main features overview

We just released a new video, demoing the various features useful for your company or personal use, including :

  • Secured Internet Kiosk
  • Digital display solution

You can download an evaluation version of Linutop here and try it on any of your PCs.

We’d be happy to get your feedback (in the comments section) on how you use Linutop and what other useful feature you would like to find in Linutop OS.

Turn Linutop into a Nifty Server Server with XAMPP

Being small and silent, Linutop makes a perfect server machine. But installing all the desired server packages such as Apache, MySQL, and ProFTPD manually and then tweaking their settings requires both skills and time. There is, however, a better way to turn your Linutop into a LAMPP (Linux+Apache+MySQL+PHP+Perl) server: the XAMPP solution comes with pretty much everything you need as a single neat package. Better yet, you can install and configure XAMPP in a matter of minutes.

To install XAMPP, download the latest .tar.gz archive from the project’s Web site. Use then the following command to unpack the archive and copy all the components to the /opt directory:

sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.tar.gz -C /opt

That’s pretty much it. You can then start all the servers using the sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start command. To make sure that everything works as it’s supposed to, point your browser to http://localhost and you should see XAMPP’s default page.

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Clines: Addictive Game for Firefox

Thanks to extensions you can do pretty much anything without leaving the convenience of your favorite browser. But can you play games? Indeed, you can. There are a few rather good games you can play right from within Firefox. One such game is Clines, a clone of a popular Color Lines game for DOS.

The original game was developed by Oleg Demin, and it was hugely popular in Russia along with another Russian blockbuster Tetris. The idea behind Clines is rather simple. Using the mouse, you have to align at least five balls of the same color horizontally, vertically, or diagonally on the 9×9 field. When you do that, the row disappears. Your task is to align and remove as many balls as you can. It may sound like a dead-simple thing to do, but it is not. Each time you move a ball, the game places randomly three new balls on the field, and they can block the ball you want to move. As the number of balls on the field grows, moving them around becomes more and more difficult. Every time you make a line, you receive points depending on how many balls there are in the line:

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Collaborative Editing with AbiWord

AbiWord may not be as powerful as OpenOffice.org Writer, but it does include a few nifty features that make it a worthy addition to your productivity toolbox. Take the Collaboration feature, for example. It allows several users to work on the same document on the local network or via the Web in a rather straightforward manner. First, you have to create an account. In AbiWord, choose Collaborate -> Accounts and press the Add button. Choose the desired protocol from the Account type drop-down list. If you want to share documents with users on the local network, select the Direct Connection (TCP) option. Select then the Accept incoming connections option and press OK to save the settings. Once you've created an account, choose the Share Document item from the Collaborate menu to share the currently opened document.

Now, let's take a look at how to access the shared document from another machine on the network. Choose Collaborate -> Accounts, press the Add button, and select the Direct Connection (TCP) option from the Account type drop-down list. Select then the Connect to a server option and enter the IP address of the machine that hosts the shared document. Press OK to save the settings. Choose then Collaborate -> Shared Documents, select the document you want from the list of shared documents, and press the Connect button. This opens the selected document and you can work with it as if it was a local document. The only difference is that you can't save your changes: this can only be done by the user who shares the document.

You can also use the direct TCP connection to share documents via the Internet, but this means that you have to configure your network to accept incoming connections -- which is probably not a very good idea from a security point of view. If you need to share a document via the Internet, a better solution is to set up a XMPP-based connection. XMPP is an instant messaging protocol, and to use it for document sharing you and the users who want to access shared documents need Jabber-based accounts. You can easily set up a Jabber account using one of the many IM applications like Pidgin, Gajim, or Kopete. To share documents via XMPP, create an XMPP account in AbiWord: choose Collaborate -> Accounts, press Add, select Jabber (XMPP) from the Account type drop-down list, and enter your user name, password, and Jabber server address in the appropriate fields in the Account properties section. Press OK to save the account, then use the Share Document command to enable sharing for the current document.

To access the document shared via XMPP, choose Collaborate -> Shared Documents, press the Add Buddy button and enter the Jabber user name of the user who hosts the document. Press OK to save the settings, select then the document you want, and press Connect.

While the Collaborate feature in AbiWord provides an easy way to share documents with other users, it does have a few limitations. For example, there is no way to track changes made by different users, and remote users cannot save changes. But even with these limitations, the Collaborate feature can come in handy if you need to share a document with other users and allow them to make changes to the document.

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