Chillhub is the world’s first smart fridge running Ubuntu. It will be demoed at May’s Internet of Things world conference in San Francisco.
Canonical has got together with one of the UK’s leading online electronics retailers to launch a new range of budget Ubuntu laptops. Ebuyer.com will sell three 15.6-inch HP laptops pre-loaded with Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from the end of May 2015. The notebooks are being aimed at business users and all feature a large LED screen and AMD processor with integrated Radeon […]
While many retailers offer run of the mill plastic boxes or off-the-shelf rebrands of ‘white box’ products from Taiwanese giants, the same can’t be said of German hardware company Cirrus7. Their bespoke Ubuntu-powered Cirrus7 Nimbus won a prestigious Red Dot design award last year.
Today the company is back with its latest offering, the new Cirrus7 Nimbini.
The new NUC measures a mere 150x150x87mm in size, which is veritable Chromebox territory.
Like its bigger sibling the Nimbi is completely fanless for silent running and is assembled from laser-cut aluminum layers that are stacked to form a passive cooling system.
The Nimbini is available as a complete assembled system or in cheaper “kit” form.
The kit (which comes in 90 parts) will allow tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts to assemble the devices themselves to not only save on costs but also tweak the design to suit them, e.g. reducing the height if a mechanical drive slot isn’t required.
The Nimbini is features an Intel NUC board and will offer buyers a choice of fifth-generation Intel Broadwell processor, from an i3 to an i7. An M.2 SSD will ship as standard and there will be space for an additional 2.5-inch drive, so storage for multi-boots, movies and cat photos won’t be an issue.
- 2 x USB 3.0 (Front)
- Audio jack (Front)
- 2 x USB 3.0 (Back)
- 2x Mini Displayport (Back)
- Ethernet (Back)
But the best part: the Cirrus7 Nimbini will be available to buy with either Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or Ubuntu 15.04 pre-installed.
When Can I Buy It?
The bespoke, custom design does mean that this device is not going to be cheap as a mass produced Intel NUC offered by other retailers. Pricing for the complete system and kit version will be announced near the end of April, with pre-orders going live at the start of May.
Those of interested in buying can expect to have have the cold, silent box sat on their desk before the start of June.
H/t Fanless Tech
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“After a successful few flash sales we’re excited to announce that the shop is now open! The Ubuntu Phone will be available to purchase via our partner +BQ’s store. We look forward to welcoming you to this new generation of mobile experiences that is simpler for developers and more unified for user“.
Housed inside a tiny 3.4-inch by 2.3-inch aluminium casing is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, a quad-core CPU running at 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM and 4GB eMMC storage.
The base model of the Utilite2 costs $192. An additional model is also available for $229 that bumps the internal storage to 32GB.
All models of the Utilite2 come with HDMI out, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in dual-antenna Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Buyers also have access to audio in/out jack, micro USB/OTG and four USB 2.0 ports for connecting mice, keyboards an other compatible peripherals.
The Utilite2 is capable of powering a display with a max resolution of 1920×1080.
Choice of Ubuntu 12.04.3 for ARM
Compulab also saves buyers the hard work of finding a compatible Ubuntu for ARM build by offering its own version based on Ubuntu 12.04.3. An Android 4.3 image preloaded with Google Play is also available.
While not intending to be a mainstream device (CompuLab largely targets industrial use cases) the Utilite2 is sure to find some fans among the Linux on ARM enthusiast crowd.
The smaller, cheaper and more powerful $89 Intel Compute Stick may be better suited to anyone looking for a low-cost, low-power way to run more recent versions of Ubuntu and as much of the Linux software catalog as possible.
If you’re interested in buying head on over to the official product page for more details, including shipping dates and lead times.
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Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition specs:
- Screen: 4.5”, 540×960 resolution
- Dimensions: 137 x 67 x 9 mm / 123 g weight
- CPU: Quad Core Cortex A7 up to 1.3 GHz MediaTek
- GPU: Mali 400 up to 500 MHz
- Camera: 8 Mpx rear interpolated (Dual-flash and autofocus), 5 Mpx front
- Internal memory: 8 GB
- RAM: 1 GB
- Battery: LiPo 2150 mAh
- Dual micro-SIM
- MicroSD slot, up to 32 GB
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth® 4.0
- 2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
- 3G HSPA+ (900/2100)
- GPS and A-GPS
- LED notification, Dolby® sound technology, FM radio, microphone, noise canceller
Conclusions and how to get your own Ubuntu Phone
Update: the first flash sale was announced:
What do you think?
The first Ubuntu Phone will launch next month, but it’s not the only new mobile upstart trying to bring new experiences to our pockets.
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Imagine being able to carry a fully functioning Intel-based Ubuntu PC in your shirt pocket. Now stop imagining it because it’s here. Say hello to the Intel Compute Stick.
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It’s time for another Readers’ Choice issue of Linux
Journal! The format
last year was well received, so we’ve followed suit making your voices
heard loud again. I couldn’t help but add some commentary in a few places,
but for the most part, we just reported results. Please enjoy this year’s
Readers’ Choice Awards!