Linux-based Media Players Debut

International CES

International CES
International CES
I’m traveling to CES today, so here’s some news from Taiwanese motherboard maker FIC. They will unveil a Linux-based portable media player (PMP) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. FIC’s “Vassili” includes a 3.6-inch color LCD screen and a 20GB hard drive, and can play multimedia content downloaded directly from PCs and PVRs (personal video recorders) in a number of formats.

There are several Windows-based products on the market and I’ll report on the best of breed as soon as I get back. Shelly Palmer

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin" on the Westwood One Podcast Network. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com

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