Linux pre-installed machines from TPG
rasjidw at openminddev.net
Sat Feb 8 14:38:24 EST 2003
I thought I'd posted this to the list a week ago, but can't see it, so my
appologies if I've double posted.
If anyone is interested, TPG is selling a system with Linux pre-installed, for
$699 (no monitor). Curiously, they don't mention which version of Linux they
Just to make things interesting, they also include 6 months unlimited ADSL
free with the package. Of course, that assumes you live at a location that
can get TPG ADSL.
The system is only available online, from http://www.tpg.com.au/xmachine/. It
is only referenced from their newsletter too. No direct links from their
normal hardware site. Curious.
Anyway, I thought it was interesting to see a local hardware and internet
provider supplying a pre-installed Linux machine. I hope we see more of this
as time goes by.
For the curious, the specs are given below.
---------- Forwarded Message ----------
TPG Newsletter - Incyber
Free Unlimited Broadband with X-Machine for $699 inc. GST
TPG's X-machine is a perfect match for new users and power users
wanting a second machine. It's a very convenient product, as it's broadband
ready and fully configured, so it's as simple as plugging it in and it's
ready to go.
The specifications of the base model are impressive for the
price and include the following:
Intel® Celeron® 1.2GHz
40GB Ultra ATA hard drive
52x CD-ROM drive
Integrated graphics card
10W Amplified Speakers
Keyboard + 2 button mouse
ADSL USB modem
OpenOffice suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation
package, email client and web browser)
Linux OS with X Windows
Monitor sold separately
1 year warranty, return to base
Free Unlimited Broadband for 6 months
The Free 6 months of Unlimited Broadband includes the following:
Free 20 email addresses with free junk filters
Free 30MB of website space
Unlimited number of LAN users
2 x Static IP's
Unlimited downloads & uploads
All this is included for the extremely competitive price of $699
inc. GST with nothing else to pay, with no hidden charges or additional
fees. To register your interest go to www.tpg.com.au/xmachine
Canberra, Australia (UTC +11 hrs)
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