Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Dec 2005 10:31 UTC
Morphos Genesi has announced a new product this weekend. "The Genesi Home Media and Communication System is built on the PegasosPPC platform, utilising the Freescale G4 processor for outstanding media performance. Enclosed in a fully aluminium case which will fit in with your existing Hi-Fi amplifier or TV, and featuring a VFD status display under mirrored acrylic glass." Software-wise, the machine will only feature open-source software. Genesi also made the EFIKA 5K2 available.
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nice..
by kamil_chatrnuch on Sun 4th Dec 2005 11:39 UTC
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2005-07-07

..but $2500?! no, thank you. the price limit in this category should be $500/500EUR.

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RE: nice..
by on Sun 4th Dec 2005 11:52 in reply to "nice.."
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You can still build your own using the Open Desktop Workstation, which is only $799. They even have a program where they lease you a machine for $29/month, and they give them away for free to Open Source developers.

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RE[2]: nice..
by on Sun 4th Dec 2005 13:40 in reply to "RE: nice.."
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http://www.pegasosppc.com/freeworkstation.php

It's not free. It requires a 36 month "service contract," at $29.95 per month. Oh, my mistake, that's "free" as in GPL.

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RE: nice..
by Rasmus on Sun 4th Dec 2005 11:52 in reply to "nice.."
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2005-11-12

Add up the cost of the components yourself. I think the point is you can also buy just the base board and build one yourself. I wonder if they will release the software when they release the Pegasos design. There are many people who will pay this much for a system with this full set of functionality. Been to a store that sell Home Entertainment devides lately?

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RE[2]: nice..
by Wes Felter on Sun 4th Dec 2005 19:32 in reply to "RE: nice.."
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2005-11-15

The software is just MythTV.

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RE: nice..
by DevL on Sun 4th Dec 2005 20:13 in reply to "nice.."
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2005-07-06

Agreed. The price is nothing short of staggering.

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