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The Linutop is a small, light, environmentally friendly Nettop computer containing a metal case and no moving parts,[1] that runs the Linutop OS[2] (a customized version of Linux based on the Xubuntu and Ubuntu/GNOME distribution).

A variety of GTK applications oriented towards web browsing and internet communication are available. Linutop is multimedia-capable and offers line-out/mic-in for sound. The device can be configured easily into a LTSP[3] thin client. Linutop is suited for use in internet cafés, public libraries and schools.


Linutop 1[edit]

The first device was based on the ThinCan reference design from Estonian company Artec Group.

Linutop 2[edit]

On February 20, 2008, the company unveiled the Linutop 2[4] based on the FIC ION A603 mini PC (like Works Everywhere Appliance). Linutop 2 had a stronger Geode processor and more memory, allowing it to run It has 512 MB RAM and 1 GB flash memory storage.[5]



Model Linutop 1 Linutop 2 Linutop 3 Linutop 4
Launch year 2006 2008 2009 2011
CPU AMD Geode LX 700 AMD Geode LX800 Atom N270 previously VIA C7 (x86) Atom N270
Mass storage External Memory (USB Key) 1 GB internal Flash 2 GB internal Flash 2 GB internal Flash
RAM 256MB 512MB 1Go ext to 2GB 1Go ext to 2GB
USB Ports 4 4 6 5
Ethernet 100BASE-T 100BASE-T 1000BASE-T 1000BASE-T
Video output VGA, resolution max 1920x1440 VGA, resolution max 1920x1440 VGA + DVI, res. max 1920x1440 VGA + DVI, res. max 1920x1440
Dimensions 15 x 9,3 x 2,7 cm 14 x 14 x 3,5 cmT 23,5 x 23,6 x 5,5 cm 18,2x20,1x3,6 cm
Power DC in 9V-1,5A DC in n 12V-3,3A DC in 19V DC in 12V, 3,3A
Consumption 5W 8W <16W <14W
Weight 280g 580g 1,9 kg 936g
Retail price discontinued 280€ HT 340€ HT 400€ HT

Linutop OS[edit]

Linutop OS 4.0 was based on Ubuntu/GNOME and was been designed to boot on x86 hardware. It contains features designed for business use cases:

  • Internet kiosk : Full screen, toolbar management, white/blacklist management.
  • Display kiosk : user can define a playlist loop of URLs, photos, video via a "drag'n'drop interface
  • One menu setup allowing the user to "lock" the configuration, to backup or restore on bootable USB Key.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chris Davies (2007-05-31). "Linutop’s fanless Linux PC". SlashGear. Archived from the original on 2007-06-18. Retrieved 2007-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Linutop OS". Linutop website. 
  3. ^ "Linutop". LinuxDevices. Archived from the original on 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2007-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Linux-based mini PC upgraded". Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. 
  5. ^ [1]

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