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Paris, France and Taipei Hsien, Taiwan February 14, 2002. Plexuscom a designer and manufactures of broadband Internet access solutions and appliances has reached an agreement with Genesi Sarl to produce and deliver limited quantities of the PegasosPPC computer for release at CeBIT 2003. Genesi and Plexuscom will share a Booth at CeBIT, 12-19 March in Hannover, Germany. Plexuscom and Genesi to Cooperate on PegasosPPC

Paris, France and Taipei Hsien, Taiwan February 14, 2002. Plexuscom a designer and manufactures of broadband Internet access solutions and appliances has reached an agreement with Genesi Sarl to produce and deliver limited quantities of the PegasosPPC computer for release at CeBIT 2003. Genesi and Plexuscom will share a Booth at CeBIT, 12-19 March in Hannover, Germany.

"We are very pleased to work with Plexuscom on the Pegasos," said Gerald Carda, Chief Technology Officer of Genesi. "Through this partnership, we look forward to greater collaboration in development and marketing efforts. Plexuscom’s expertise in development and manufacturing technologies and Genesi's system design and architecture will be combined to promote an exciting alternative platform for the Micro-ATX marketplace.

The two companies share a common vision. That is, to create products that are designed to achieve exceptional performance while reducing per-unit costs and time-to-market, commented John Tseng, President of Plexuscom. "Our first priority at Plexuscom continues to be our customers, and we are confident that by aligning with a partner like Genesi, we will rapidly expand our position globally and customers will benefit from the performance, flexibility and scalability of these new system capabilities."

The Pegasos MicroATX features

The Pegasos MicroPPC is a small, low power PowerPC motherboard with the following features:

Takes Single or Dual PowerPC RISC CPU (G3 or G4)
Supplied with 600MHz IBM G3
Mai Logic Articia with bplan April2 Northbridge
VIA Southbridge
AGP X2 slot
3 X PCI slots
ATA100 with two channels with up to four ATA devices
3 X Firewire
10/100 Mbit Ethernet
Audio I/O
SPDIF Out
4 X USB
Parallel
Serial
PS2 Keyboard
PS2 Mouse
Riser connector
OpenFirmware based BIOS
Supplied with MorphOS, Debian Linux and Mac-on-Linux
Other operating systems in development.

Genesi and the Pegasos, Innovation for the Future

Genesi is a technology development and system integration engineering company located in Frankfurt, Germany, Paris, France and headquartered in Luxembourg. Genesi also operates through wholly owned subsidiaries in the United Sates and the United Kingdom, Genesi USA Inc. and Genesi UK Ltd. In addition to the Pegasos, Genesi has also developed the new Operating System, MorphOS, for PowerPC microprocessors. Designed for the Pegasos, MorphOS is a highly responsive, low overhead, desktop system, which runs hundreds of different applications.

Plexuscom, A Technology Power House

Plexuscom designs, manufactures, markets and delivers broadband Internet access solutions, Information appliance and USB peripherals.

Plexuscom's extraordinary commitment to customer needs is evidenced by its devotion to the production of customized products for diverse regional markets. Plexuscom is dedicated to the development of easy-to-use, reliable, low-maintenance and affordable high-speed solution for worldwide markets.

Plexuscom's strategic objective is to remain a market leader the development, implementation, supply and support of broadband Internet access, information appliance solutions, and USB peripherals.

Contact Information:

Plexuscom Contact:
John Tseng
john.tseng@plexuscom.com.tw
www.plexuscom.com

Genesi Contact:
Raquel Velasco and Bill Buck
bbrv@genesi.lu
www.pegasosppc.com
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Plexuscom and Genesi to Cooperate on PegasosPPC for CeBit Release : Comment 67 of 107ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 16-Feb-2003 16:25 GMT
In reply to Comment 63 (Anonymous):
Wow, that was a very long and angry (for no obvious reason) letter!

> If you seriously want to get people back to the Amiga(-Like) and get people
> programm your hardware and keep it alive by writing software then it may be
> really better to show it as such on the CeBIT as a full worthy Desktop
> Computer, with keyboard, mouse, cdrom/dvd/disk drive slots and have it run
> MorphOS.

I don't know, but have they said that they *won't* show the Pegasos as a desktop computer? You know, they have showed the Pegasos exactly that way on lots and lots of shows allready, including in Las Vegas. Have you really missed that?

> It's sad to see your company abuse the Amiga and the remaining stressed
> people for your commercialism by offering Desktop Hardware to them and then
> officially launch the Pegasos System in a STB like case. This is seriously
> wrong.

How can it be wrong to offer a full blown desktop computer, AND a computer in a STB case, AND (in the future) a STB, AND (in the future) a handheld computer? What's wrong in offering more than just one product? How can it be wrong that the platform brakes borders and expands across all thinkable HW gizmos?

I think this could be a great product. I have long wanted a silent (mute) networked computer in my stereo rack, capable of playign mp3, divx, and so on. I don't really know much about this one, but this could be it! Especially if it has a CD/DVD player in it.

I don't really see how you can be so upset about Genesi widening their offerings?! To me it is the other way around; the more options the better!
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