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Low-cost, small-form-factor Linux PC reviewed

May 22, 2008 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Everex's gPC mini is a small, quiet, powerful $500 computer with a hip Linux-based OS designed for MySpace users and others who appreciate the entertainment value of PCs. With a few simple hardware tweaks, the gPC is sure to delight fun-loving PC users of all ages.

So writes Henry Kingman, executive editor of, in an entertaining review posted at our sister site

The Mini is part of Everex's gPC (green PC) line of energy efficient PCs, which includes the $200 WalMart desktop. Based on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon), it includes customization by David Liu, a 22-year old hailing from Los Angeles.

Lui's contributions include cool space wallpaper, and configuring the excellent and ultra flashy Compiz framework (a Beryl fork) with lots of gratuitous yet juicy 3d graphics effects. Liu also created a prominent AWN launch bar loaded with stacks of shortcuts to seemingly all of the very hippest websites out there — especially if you want to use the Internet to watch movies and video shorts, discover and listen to music, and experiment with online applications such as Google Apps/Gears, SplashUP, Picnik, FauxTo, and so on.

Oh, and follow entertainment industry gossip. It must be an L.A. thing (though Liu reports he now resides in an “open source” house in Berkeley, Calif.).

Kingman's final verdict? “Recommended for adventurous types who don't expect perfection, and get a jolt out of having what has to be simply the coolest PC around.”

Click below to read the full review on DesktopLinux.

Review: Everex gPCmini with gOS Linux

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