[News] Review of Linux-powered Home Media Network, Other Linux Devices

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Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive 500GB

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| A network drive serves two main purposes. 
| One, it is a place to store your files – 
| plain and simple. When you are maxed out on 
| space on your PC, a network drive affords the 
| extensive storage required for advanced 
| computing work, media files and backups. The 
| second main purpose: enhancing your digital 
| life. More than just a network drive, the 
| Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive – which 
| is about the size of a male hand and styled 
| with an unassuming black enclosure – provides 
| a wealth of powerful and unusual digital 
| media features, many of which work quite well 
| with Linux computers.


PC fits into keyboard, uses only five Watts

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| Thailand-based NorhTec announced a device 
| touted as "the world's most energy-efficient 
| desktop computer," offered for only $99 with 
| the Linux version. Built into a standard-
| sized keyboard, the "Gecko Surfboard" runs on 
| a 1GHz x86 SoC (system on chip), operates 
| fanlessly, and uses just five Watts, the 
| company says.



New generation of Iomega's double-drive desktop NAS appliance

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| The appliance utilizes the EMC LifeLine
| software, a fully-developed Linux operating
| environment and suite of applications that
| is designed for cross-platform support with
| Windows, Mac and Linux computers.


Linux-based home NAS boasts 5-18 Watt power consumption

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| Iomega announced a Linux-based, dual-drive
| networked attached storage (NAS) appliance for the
| home-business and consumer market. The Iomega
| StorCenter ix2-200 is available in 1TB, 2TB, and
| 4TB capacities, and offers RAID 1 support, user-
| replaceable storage, a QuikTransfer copy button,
| 5-18 Watt power consumption, and a DLNA/UPnP media
| server, says Iomega.


Iomega: EMC's entry to be at the center of your home

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| Schwartz’s plan: Make Iomega’s storage software—a derivative of what is used
| in EMC’s enterprise systems—consumer friendly so that it takes four clicks to
| set up. Behind the scenes Iomega would include EMC technology from RSA and
| other units. Schwartz said EMC retooled Iomega’s software from scratch on the
| Linux kernel. The benchmark: “Whoever your partner is in life should be able
| to use this software in 5 minutes,” said Schwartz.


- From Hard Drives, Iomega Moves to Servers

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| Iomega entered the market on Monday, in advance of the CES 2009 show this
| week, with the Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive, a home server running a
| streamlined version of the Linux operating system.


Iomega Pledges NAS Box Will Be a Platform

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| The ix2 software itself is based upon a Linux shell, called LifeLine, which
| has been localized in 11 languages, according to Iomega.


EMC scoops up Iomega

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| Software and storage company EMC announced Tuesday that it will purchase
| Iomega for $213 million, or $3.85 per share. EMC expects the deal to close
| sometime during the second quarter of this year.

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