Lindows.com announced the shipment of the first low cost multi-purpose computer
called the Lindows Media Computer. This unique device combines a DVD player,
CD player and personal computer into one compact affordable package.
The Lindows Media Computer starts up in about 10 seconds and displays
an intuitive on-screen selector to play DVDs, music CDs, MP3 CDs or even
the increasingly popular VCD format. Once the media format is selected,
the viewer can use the on-screen controls with a mouse or the included
multimedia keyboard to navigate and control the playback. The on-screen
controls provide advanced DVD features such as chapter navigation, instant
audio-channel changes and jumping to scene selection, as well as full
screen playback. When listening to music, the Lindows Media computer provides
a spectrum analyzer as well as the on-screen navigation.
In addition to operating as an "instant on" DVD, CD, MP3 and
VCD player, the Lindows Media Computer has all the functionality of a
desktop PC. After a single-click of a mouse button, the machine becomes
a full-fledged LindowsOS computer ready for Internet duties, productivity
tasks or games.
Lindows Media Computers come with all the software necessary to replace
a stack of electronic devices with one compact box that includes DVD playback
software, CD software and LindowsOS 3.0. LindowsOS is an easy-to-use operating
system ideally suited for internet activities and productivity applications.
The bundled Netscape software suite means AOL users can also use the Lindows
Media Computer to check their AOL mail accounts and Instant Messenger
(AIM) accounts, making the Lindows Media Computer incredibly versatile.
Details available at: http://www.desktoplinuxsummit.org.