In an attempt to draw new users to the Linux operating system, software company LinuxOne this week released two hard drives with the company's Linux OS distribution pre-installed.
The two drives - 13.5G byte and 17.3G byte - are designed to draw new users to the operating system by removing what many see as the largest obstacle, the installation, the company said in a statement.
The LinuxOne installation includes the Gnome and KDE desktop environments, multimedia support, development tools, spreadsheet and word processing applications.
The 13.5G byte drive, an IBM Ultra-DMA66 7200 rpm drive, with a 2M byte buffer, is priced at $US169.95. The 17.3G byte Fujitsu Ultra-DMA66 5400 rpm drive is priced at $199.95. Both drives have a three year warranty and include a backup CD of the LinuxOne distribution, the company said.