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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 Linutop 5
Launch year 2006 2008 2009 2011 2013
CPU AMD Geode LX 700 AMD Geode LX800 Atom N270 previously VIA C7 (x86) Atom N270 Atom N270
Mass storage External Memory (USB Key) 1 GB internal Flash 2 GB internal Flash 2 GB internal Flash 4 GB internal Flash
RAM 256MB 512MB 1Go ext to 2GB 1Go ext to 2GB 2Go
USB Ports 4 4 6 5 4
Ethernet 100BASE-T 100BASE-T 1000BASE-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 VGA or 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 15,2x11x3,5 cm
Power DC in 9V-1,5A DC in n 12V-3,3A DC in 19V DC in 12V, 3,3A DC in 12V, 3,3A
Consumption 5W 8W <16W <14W <14W
Weight 280g 580g 1,9 kg 936g 602g
Retail price discontinued €280 HT discontinued €290 HT €340 HT

Linutop OS[edit]

Linutop OS 4.0 was based on Ubuntu/GNOME and was 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.

Linutop OS 14.04 is based on Xubuntu/Xfce

  • size 850 MB for USB key, Hard Drive or flash memory
  • minimum PC requirements : PIII 800 MHz, 512MB RAM

a demo version of Linutop OS 14.04 is available

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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