ONE OF THE potentially biggest announcements at CES will probably go unnoticed by most, a Linux box from Shuttle. Get ready for a low priced machine from a big name, a first that we are aware of.
When you don't have to pay the MS monopoly tax, you save a huge chunk of money from your Bill of Materials (BoM). When you don't have to support MeII, you can provide the same user experience with a lot lower hardware spec. That saves more money.
In the end, that allowed Shuttle to come up with a $199 computer, quite a deal. As far as we are aware, this is the first major manufacturer box to break the $200 barrier. Well done guys. µ
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