Jan 08, 2009 - eRacks offers top netbooks preinstalled with Ubuntu and Fedora Linux

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  eRacks offers top netbooks preinstalled with Ubuntu and Fedora Linux.

January 8, 2009

eRacks Open Source Systems is now offering Asus, MSI, and Acer Netbooks preinstalled with Ubuntu or Fedora Linux. eRacks' netbooks use Intel's new Atom processor and are smaller, lighter, and more portable than laptops. Netbooks are also significantly less expensive but can easily handle the daily tasks like web-browsing, email, writing documents and spreadsheets. Other vendors sell netbooks with a simplified version of Linux, such as Linpus, but eRacks goes the extra step and configures the fully functional Linux operating system on its netbooks.

Linux is especially suited for netbooks, whereas Microsoft Vista is considered to be too resource-intensive. The increasing popularity of netbooks could be a significant step in the acceptance of open source software in the mainstream. Google's Android, an open source mobile phone platform, has already been successfully ported to netbooks(1). Further advances could easily lead to netbooks being used a phone application development platform, as well as a PDA, e-book reader, and smartphone replacement. The latest trends of web-based applications and cloud computing also create a unique market niche for netbooks as portable thin clients.

With 10 years of experience in building computers preinstalled with open source operating systems, eRacks is prepared to meet the demands of these trends. "eRacks has a strong reputation in providing customized rackmount servers." remarked Joseph Wolff, CEO of eRacks, "We welcome inquiries for production runs of specialized OSes including Google's Android, on any of our netbooks."

eRacks netbooks come with Ubuntu or Fedora Linux preinstalled and include Open Office, an office suite of software, containing document, spreadsheet, and presentation software, compatible with both standard and Microsoft formats. Webcams and card readers are also standard on eRacks netbooks. eRacks netbooks start at $299.

About eRacks: eRacks Open Source Systems is the premier provider of open source solutions and features its own rackmount servers, desktops and laptops, as well as a wide array of services including open source enterprise migration, security, and network architecture design. eRacks offers a wide choice of operating systems and open source applications configured on its products, ensuring hardware compatibility and saving the customer valuable time in installation and configuration.

For more information on eRacks, contact:
eRacks Open Source Systems,
phone: 714 532-5322

(1) http://venturebeat.com/2009/01/01/android-netbooks-on-their-way-likely-by-2010/