If you’ve always wanted a Linux computer so you can finally try Linux, but never quite had the space for the box and never really wanted to dual boot your main computer, FXI is here to make your oddly specific dream come true. You can now pre-order their Linux computer that is the size of a thumb drive, dubbed Cotton Candy. The little guy runs either Android 4.0 or Ubuntu, so you can switch operating systems if you become overwhelmed and start freaking out that you’ve made a terrible purchasing decision. The Cotton Candy’s guttyworks contains 1 GB of RAM, a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, and Mali 400 MP GPU.
Along with the totally respectable specs, the Cotton Candy has a USB plug used to power the system, an HDMI cable for display output, built-in Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth for device connectivity. On top of being able to be a computer by its lonesome without any type of support (aside from needing to be plugged into a display), the Cotton Candy can be plugged into another computer so users can boot from it.
Now available for pre-order, the Cotton Candy will retail for $199, plus tax and shipping. Head on over to FXI’s store if you want a serviceable, tiny Linux computer.
- The $25 Raspberry Pi is also a tiny, cheap computer
- iPads outnumber Linux machines on the web
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