What's new

  • Apr 01

    No more Apricots

    This is no April Fool's Hoax. From today on our Mini-PC won't be called "Apricot" but "Strawberry". By and by we remove the mentions and thank you for your understanding. Except of the name nothing changes for the product itself.

  • Dec 23

    Happy New Year

    No matter where you live and whether you will celebrate Christmas in the coming days we wish you some nice days at the end of this old year. Enjoy it, relax a bit and get new energy for the next year.

    We will do the same and thus won't respond to your requests and questions as fast as usual.

    Be aware that the netbook and notebook offered at our website are no longer available in the pictured form and model. But there are new models and some are already delivered to some of you, our dear customers. We will update our web presence in the new year and say:

    Bye until next year and thank you for your trust in us!

  • Dec 15

    Payment via bank transfer now possible

    Today we added the necessary data for the payment via international bank transfers to out site (at the bottom of the page). I.e. that from now on it's even simpler to order and pay your new simple computer.

  • Aug 16

    Order now

    After some final work and polishing and after a delay of one day we offer you the possibility to order the first three simple computer models. So just read more about the three models and choose the one which fits you best. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have.

    We added RSS feed support to this news section to keep you informed about further products and services.

    As you've probably already read, part of the pre-installed software on our computers is based on the operating system of the Debian project. Today Debian celebrates its 18th birthday - congratulations!

  • Aug 11

    Press announcement: Simply simple computers

    Berlin, Germany. Desktop Summit

    Finally you can order a simple, robust and free computer system with pre-installed and pre-configured programs. Never was it easier to enter into the world of computers. Simply order, unpack, connect and kick off. The pre-installed KDE software on the universal operating system from Debian offers you an intuitive and safe system for fun, studying, creativity and work.

    Starting from Monday 15th of August 2011 you can order one of the three following models:

    •   Elephant: a robust notebook, that really does it all
    •   Rose: a netbook, with power for more than 9 hours
    •   Apricot: a mini-computer, thrifty in power consumption and disappearing behind the screen

    The pre-installed KDE software provides programs to read and write e-mails and as well as for the administration of contacts and dates. Further programs make it possible to create letters and texts, to work with numbers and tables and to create presentations for friends or the company.

    What's more, the fun and creativity in school, in everyday life or in the company doesn't get a raw deal. On your new computer you will find educational software for different topics, a selection of games and programs for video cutting, painting and drawing and for the simple grabbing of pictures and small movies.

    Likewise we support you with the management and enjoyment of your music and video collections. There is another pre-installed program ready to help you keep track of your finances.

    With every device we also deliver a personalized printed manual which introduces you in a simple and intuitive way to the work and fun with your new computer. But of course we don't leave you alone with the start into a new world or with problems. Each device includes three help requests. To this end we will help you via email to solve your problem. Afterwards, you can get simple and inexpensive further help.

    In times of climate change we watch for environment-friendly packings, the printing of the manual and documents and further green materials. This complements in a perfect way the selection of computers which consume less power and use less space.

    Starting with the first three models we are going to upgrade our offer with tablet computers, media centers, servers and selected services in the next months. Of course we are watching the IT market tracing new trends and including them in our offers after thorough tests. It's well possible that you'll soon find a mobile phone with KDE software on our website.

    By buying one of our computer models you are supporting the free software projects KDE and Debian. Five Euro of each bought device got to each KDE and Debian.

    FOX Elektronix - Fux
    Mario Fux
    Dorfstrasse 108
    3911 Ried-Brig
    Phone: +41787684260
    Email: press@asimplecomputer.com

    About FOX Elektronix - Fux:
    FOX Elektronix - Fux is a small Swiss company which has been working with free software (open source software) for more than 10 years. It is the goal of the company to offer affordable, safe and fun bringing computers based on free software. Their range of products is continuously updated and extended. Due to the educational background of the company they pay special attention to the education sector. Most of the installed programs are based on software of the KDE and Debian projects.

    About KDE:
    KDE is an international technology team that creates free and open source software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDE's products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, comprehensive office productivity and groupware suites and hundreds of software titles in many categories including Internet and web applications, multimedia, entertainment, educational, graphics and software development. KDE software is translated into more than 60 languages and is built with ease of use and modern accessibility principles in mind. KDE4's full-featured applications run natively on Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X.

    About Debian:
    Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux.
    Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 29000 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine.

    Trademark Notices. KDE(R) and the K Desktop Environment(R) logo are registered trademarks of KDE e.V. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this announcement are the property of their respective owners.

  • Aug 06

    Uncovering project easiness

    Today we uncover this project at the Desktop Summit in Stuart Jarvis' keynote presentation. For more information visit us live at our BoF on Wednesday next week. Or talk with Mario Fux during the event.

    During the next week we'll do the final annoucement to public and start to accept pre-orders.